Our's is a profession whose expertise is undervalued, and it often feels that far more negative things are said about teachers than positive. Our Union needs to be the positive voice - for the profession.
The 2021 QTU Bob White Scholarship has been awarded to Julius Time to assist him in his quest of becoming a teacher.
Reconciliation Australia is launching the third Narragunnawali Awards recognising exceptional commitment to reconciliation in education.
Nominations are now open for the Australian Education Union’s Rosemary Richards Scholarship.
Queensland’s state schools, teachers and principals are being urged to put their hands up as high achievers for the state’s annual education excellence awards.
The Australian Education Union (AEU) held its annual conference online on Friday 26 February.
The QTU has offered free associate membership to pre-service education students for more than a decade. This membership connects new entrants to our profession before they start their career.
The Queensland Teachers’ Union's focus on workload reduction recently resulted in the revision of the Joint Statement on the Purpose and Use of Data in Queensland Schools. So what, you might think? What does this mean for me?
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 represented one of the most challenging years for teachers and school leaders in the history of Queensland. But what does 2021 have in store?
Last year, NAPLAN testing was cancelled due to the pandemic. The year before it was plagued with glitches and outages. Will we still be grappling with these issues in five years’ time? When will it end? - Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 126 No 2, 12 March 2021, page no. 9
The QTU's new Vice-President Leah Olsson recounts her journey into teaching and the Union.
The 2020 workload reviews resulted in the Agreed Position document and the Union’s workload reduction resource, providing an opportunity for teachers and school leaders to reduce workload in tangible ways.
The Australian Education Union (AEU) has urged the federal government to put education at the forefront of its 2021-22 budget plans.
Each year the QTU presents a State Budget Submission to the Queensland Government, a time-honoured tradition which allows the Union to call for funding to target its strategic priorities.
Preschool (kindy) funding is still in limbo, despite successive national campaigns for the funding to be made permanent by the federal government.
Communication with regard to the transfer process begins this term, Here's everything you need to know.
Maureen Duffy, who has retired as a QTU Organiser after a quarter of a century of dedication to members in the north of our state, will be a hard act to follow.
Governments across the country are being asked to make TAFE their first priority, as Australia looks to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle its skills crisis.
Print and display this poster calling on the governments to "Rebuild with TAFE"
TAFE Executive highlights the big issues
The phrase “reasonably practicable” can sound like it offers a “get out of jail” card to an employer to avoid attending to a matter simply “because it is not reasonably practicable to do so”. However, in reality the opposite is true.
This edition explores the experience of beginning teachers who have taken the plunge and become QTU Union Reps.
On March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD), but in the midst of a global pandemic. But COVID-19 can’t stop us reflecting on its purpose.
An AEU survey has found that not all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators feel welcome and respected in their workplaces, partly due to a lack of stable and consistent systemic support.
Understanding “Country” and the direct links between this understanding and true reconciliation cannot be understated.
As the military tightened its grip on their homeland, members of the teachers’ union, the Myanmar Teachers’ Federation (MTF), have taken a courageous stand against those who would threaten their freedom.
Legal claims and allegations regarding student-teacher relationships are becoming more common, and it seems the taboo (for both parties) has done little to stop career-ending instances for teachers.
Pay deferral / playground duty / part-time teachers and staff meetings / sick leave