Instrumental music teachers' bulletin
In this issue: QTU’s log of claims for a review of the MOA | Your rights at work: student free days | QCT registration – the beat goes on | COVID update
Instrumental music teachers and instructors are covered by a suite of industrial legislation and instruments, including the Public Service Act 2008, Work Health and Safety Act 2011, Industrial Relations Act 2016, and of course the 2016 award and 2019 certified agreement.
As school resumed for 2021, the QTU welcomed a new leadership team. Kate Ruttiman is our new General Secretary and Cresta Richardson is our new President.
In Term 3, the department and the QTU engaged in workload reduction negotiations that included the department’s COVID-19 Operating Guidelines. A range of outcomes from those negotiations apply to instrumental music teachers and instructors, including agreement that the guidelines should not increase workload outside of school hours.
In this edition: Workload management dispute, Flexible staffing, and QCT re-registration and temp to perm
In this Instrumental Music Bulletin, we report on the QTU’s workload management dispute with the employer. We also provide the latest on QCT re-registration processes, and outline the working rights for instrumental music teachers on temporary contracts.
In this edition: Term 3 Operating Guidelines | Instrumental music role description and position title | Right to disconnect from digital communication | 2020 Labour Day Awards – campaign winners |
Term2, 2020 update
Joint communique signed
In this edition: What lifting the instrumental music work-to-rule means and other FAQs
QTU member action update | Settlement of the work-to-rule | Work-to-rule ballot
In this edition: IMRC progress | Work to rule | Recruitment | Next steps |
Teacher type issue resolved
In this issue: Instrumental music voice heard at QTU Biennial Conference | The work to rule continues | Dispute lodged with the Department of Education | Instrumental Music Reference Committee | Workload Advisory Council
an update on EB9 negotiations and what they mean to instrumental music teachers/instructors |details of the EB9 rally in Brisbane on 3 July |clarification on what is and what is not covered by the work-to-rule | details of the new Instrumental Music Reference Committee
In this issue: Opus EB9
An Instrumental Music Reference Committee meeting has now been set for week 1 of term two.
Consultation a must on matters listed in the work-to-rule directive
Work-to-rule FAQs | Silence from the Department | support from QTU members across the state
work to rule direction
The two recent ballots that instrumental music teachers/instructors have supported are a clear indication to the Department of Education that there is an urgent need to address the matter of hours of instrumental teachers’/instructors’ work.
Second ballot of instrumental music teachers/instructors (closed 4 Dec)
work-to-rule ballot (closed 19 Nov) re: MOA