It’s OK to ask for more!
During EB campaigns, we hear a lot of statements like: “I’m not worried about salary, I’ll be happy if you do something about …”. Why does this become the refrain?31 May 2019 Read More
The great debate: principal salaries – public vs private
The recently published salaries of grammar school principals demonstrate that when it comes to salaries, valuing the role of school leaders in the state sector lags behind the independent sector.31 May 2019 Read More
PPCR: The view from the end of a long career
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.05 November 2018 Read More
EB9: why does gender pay equity matter?
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?05 November 2018 Read More
PPCR: review must reflect true value of school leaders' role
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.05 September 2018 Read More