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PPCR: The view from the end of a long career
5 Nov. 2018, 3:00 pm
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.
PPCR should reflect responsibility of school leaders' role
5 Nov. 2018, 2:55 pm
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.
EB9: what's in the claim?
5 Nov. 2018, 2:40 pm
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.
EB9: why does gender pay equity matter?
5 Nov. 2018, 2:37 pm
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?
From the VP: The best choice? Public and local!
5 Nov. 2018, 2:32 pm
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?
From the President: Government adopts cyberbullying recommendations
5 Nov. 2018, 2:12 pm
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.
Abortion, it’s no crime!
5 Nov. 2018, 2:10 pm
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.  
QTU secures higher duties holiday pay win
5 Nov. 2018, 2:01 pm
The QTU has been successful in resolving the issues around payments for higher duties.
NAPLAN joint statement - 31 October 2018
31 Oct. 2018, 2:51 pm
QTU/DoE Joint Statement on NAPLAN (Oct 2018) - PDF signed document
26 Oct. 2018, 1:34 pm
A path to the future of school autonomy…finally
25 Oct. 2018, 12:22 pm
25 Oct 2018 :After several months of uncertainty, the Queensland Government has released the evaluation of the Independent Public Schools (IPS) program and mapped a process to determine the future shape of state school autonomy. QTU President Kevin Bates comments.
Roll marking - 24 October 2018
24 Oct. 2018, 1:05 pm
Occupational violence prevention (DoE procedure 23 Oct 2018)
24 Oct. 2018, 11:59 am
This DoE procedure provides the minimum standard for the prevention and management of occupational violence risks across the department with the intent of protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of staff who have the potential to experience occupational violence.

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