The international theme for World Teachers’ Day this year was “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher”, which reminds Queensland to appreciate what it has, what we have worked so hard to achieve.
QTU Life Member Terry Callaghan has passed away at the age of 77.
The QTU has been successful in resolving the issues around payments for higher duties.
Every two years, delegates from across Queensland come together to set the agenda for the Union.
After 119 years, Abortion was decriminalised in Queensland on 17 October with the passing of the Termination of Pregnancy Act 2019, 50 votes to 41.
A $3.5 million investment will kick-start the Queensland Government’s commitment to tackling cyberbullying through the framework recommended by the Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce.
Here is another snapshot of two of our hard working Area Councils, this time Gold Coast and Peninsula.
The Morrison government has funnelled $4.6 billion into private schools over the next 10 year. Why has the government not announced a huge injection of funds for state schools, given the overwhelming majority of people choose public education for their kids?
Gender pay equity (GPE) is set to be a key plank of the QTU’s EB claim in 2019 – but given that we have had equal pay for decades, why is this so important?
The QTU’s EB claim, which will form the basis of the Union’s position when negotiations begin next year, was debated and endorsed at the State Council on 3 November. Here is a summary of the issues included.
At the heart of the ongoing Promotional Positions Classification Review is the need to recognise the huge changes and burgeoning complexity the roles of school leaders have undergone in the quarter of a century since they were last evaluated, and to ensure that they are fairly remunerated for the value their work provides. Here more QTU principal members explain what they do, the stresses involved and what they hope to see emerge from the PPCR.
Allan Cook has worked in a classified officer position in Department of Education secondary schools for more than 30 years and has been a union activist for more than 25 years. He will officially retire on the first day of the 2019 school year. Here he looks back at his long career and looks forward to what the PPCR might bring.
With all the work that has gone into delivering the highly accomplished and lead teacher classifications, it would be easy to lose sight of the significant work that continues to be done to ensure access to experienced senior teacher (EST).
The QTU and the Department of Education (DoE) have reached agreement on a new Joint Statement on NAPLAN in Queensland Schools.
The QTU is a proudly democratic and activist Union, and when members decide that it is time to act on something, they know they have backing of more than 45,500 members across the state.
Our local Fair Funding Now! campaigns across the state will ramp up across November, with a major mobilisation of supporters planned for the weekend of 17 and 18 November in particular.
Your pull out and keep QTU wall planner for the next 12 months.
To leave work at a reasonable hour, or to catch up with a friend on the weekend rather than catch up on work, it helps to develop your own business case for wellbeing. Health and productivity writer Thea O'Connor explains.
In a recent study by the Education Support Partnership (ESP) charity in the UK, 31 per cent of local teachers admitting to experiencing a mental health problem in the past school year.
How good are you at asserting yourself? How good are you at saying “no”, or “not at the moment”, or “only if…” or “if I do that, this won’t get done”?
The AEU Federal Women’s Conference always provides a unique opportunity to bring women activists together from across the nation; to share, explore and ignite our passion for gender equality and public education.
Check whether your MP has promised to do the right thing by our public VET provider.
The biennial study tour to Shanghai Education Union occurred during the September school holidays.
The presumption of innocence is a cornerstone of law, a principle that has been relatively uncontroversial since it was introduced by third century Roman jurist Julius Paulus Prudentissimus.
Summer vacation pay.