Here’s the rub: by 2023, 87 per cent of state schools around the country will not be funded to the SRS, the minimum to meet the agreed goals of schooling for all students.
Margi Malezer has been presented with the 2018 Emma Miller Award in recognition of her work on behalf of the QTU.
The annual Teach Queensland Career Fair on 29 August proved busy for those on the QTU stall, with 86 new associate and financial members signed up in just a single day.
The theme of the 2018 state conference of the peak body for state school parents in Queensland, P&Cs Queensland, was a perfect entrée for powerful conversations about winning fair funding for quality state schools.
Here is snapshot of another of our hard working Area Councils, this time Logan Redlands.
Since becoming Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has had a fair bit to say about respectful relationships and the values being taught in schools.
In communications to members, the QTU has been clear that the PPCR is a priority for EB9 as any salary increases that flow from the PPCR will be determined through the enterprise bargaining process.
QTU members have had their say on what the Union’s priorities should be as it enters the negotiations for EB9.
At the end of August, the government and the QTU officially announced the highly accomplished and lead teacher classifications.But what does the process involve, and is it worth the trouble?
Teachers, principals and parents across the state took park in a range of activities in early September as part of the Fair Funding Now! National Week of Action.
Managing schools during conditions of excessive heat is a very real issue for Queensland schools.
Pull-out poster with some suggestions on what your school can do during this year's WWAM
Investing in positive education in a school is more than just investing in a wellbeing framework. It’s an investment in both teachers’ and students’ wellbeing and will positively develop a school’s culture.
As the QTU approaches its 130th birthday, it is inevitable that we look back to the generations of teachers who went before us. But for many Queensland educators, teaching is the family business, passed down through the generations. The Paulgers are one such family.
More than 40 members of Parliament have supported the demand for continued funding to guarantee universal access to preschool.
There is a clear disconnect between departmental policy on part-time, which on the whole is very supportive and reasonable, and the information provided to decision makers at a school and regional level.
The QTU is increasingly receiving requests for advice and assistance from administrators and teachers who are being asked to administer medication or formally monitor the medical wellbeing of a student.
As of 1 April 2019, negotations will have to commence on a replacement TAFE Queensland Educator Certified Agreement, with the current agreement due to expire on 30 June 2019.
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has little sympathy for teachers who commence sexual relationships with students and former students.
Staff professional development days / flexible professional development days / term dates