From the General Secretary's desk, 14 Dec 2022 | Open PDF
Like all Queenslanders, the QTU and its members are trying to come to terms with the tragic deaths in western Queensland on Monday.
We are all trying to reconcile how this could happen. Everyone deserves to return home safely from work, no one should be hurt or killed for doing what is right.
We understand that we are all feeling the effect of this tragedy, some more personally than others.
Like teachers and school leaders, police are in all communities across our state – many working closely with our members.
Yesterday the QTU expressed its condolences to the Queensland Police Union and its members. We also express our condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed.
The QPU has set up a Remembrance Fund to support the families of Constables Arnold and McCrow. If you wish to contribute the details are:
Arnold and McCrow Remembrance Fund
Ref: your name
Members who require support and assistance are encouraged to contact the Department Employee Assistance Program – Lifeworks on 1800 604 640. For other advice please don’t hesitate to contact our assist desk on 1300 117 823.
Authorised by Kate Ruttiman, General Secretary, Queensland Teachers' Union
21 Graham Street, Milton, QLD, Australia, 4064