With World Teachers' Day (WTD) imminent, we should take time to stop and celebrate our profession. We need this day to remember why it is that we choose to teach.
The QTU nominated Deb McPherson as the 2022 recipient of the Emma Miller Award, which celebrates the outstanding contribution of women union activists.
Every year, the QTU and the other branches/associated bodies of the Australian Education Union celebrate National TAFE Day as a part of the ongoing campaign to support public vocational education.
The updated Prep-10 Australian Curriculum has been the centre of ongoing discussions between the QTU, the department, and the QCAA.
Some QTU members either receive a required transfer that they do not want or do not receive a transfer to a requested geographic area and/or region. There are appeal processes in both circumstances.
The Queensland Government has formally launched a Path to Treaty between the Queensland Government, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people.
If governments are genuine in wanting to resolve the teacher shortage, they need to raise the status of the profession and address the complexities and workload experienced by teachers and school leaders.
Workload reduction has long been and remains a QTU priority. We have made important steps forward, but much remains to be accomplished.
Just some of the ways that the QTU has helped members deal with their burgeoning workload.
Since highly accomplished teacher (HAT) and lead teacher (LT) were introduced in Queensland, 150 teachers have been certified at either a HAT or LT career stage.
The QTU is committed to protecting the industrial, professional, and human rights of our LGBTIQ+ members. One way we do this is via consultation on legislation.
The Albanese Labor government convened its promised Jobs and Skills Summit between 1 and 2 September.
QTU TAFE Division members are engaging in the process of developing the QTU’s log of claims for the next round of enterprise bargaining.
28 October is World Teachers' Day! Download and print your official poster.
Nicole Elkins and Madonna Johanson were the QTU participants in the 2022 Anna Stewart Memorial Project (ASMP).
Last year the QTU and two members were challenged in the courts by a business selling memberships. The case brought by that organisation failed at the first test.
In the past six years, through the mechanisms of the Union, a grassroots advocacy campaign has radiated statewide and IMT/I members have organised and proudly taken ownership of driving their advocacy "bus".
The QTU has a proud history of partnering with education researchers whose work establishes demonstrable links to the QTU’s values and priorities.
With the teacher shortage continuing, many schools and regions are turning to Permission to Teach (PTT) teachers. However, the situation becomes more complex industrially when they graduate.
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In 2022, the QTU welcomed 14 members into our new educators’ network.
The Supreme Court of Tasmania has allowed a teacher to be reinstated on suspension with full pay pending a criminal charge arising out of his employment.