Vale QTU Life Members Joy Buhmann and Terry Prindable
I’ve seen a fair bit of discourse on social media about the QTU’s affiliation to the Queensland Council of Unions (QCU), with some even suggesting it’s a front for the QTU to make political donations. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
May Council saw a number of new faces elected to the QTU Executive. So here is a quick guide to the educators currently sitting on this important committee.
A recent report indicated that teaching is still one of the most trusted professions in Australia. In fact, it was the only non-medical profession to rank in the top five of the study, which was conducted during the height of the pandemic.
The parties have finalised several matters since the last meeting of the CAIC, including the CAIC terms of reference, the agreed template for the memorandums of agreement, and the payment of the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), which was formally announced by Treasury.
A significant increase in revenue from royalties from coal and gas allowed the state government to provide several “big ticket” items in this year’s State Budget, including capital works and a package of measures designed to alleviate “cost-of-living” pressures.
In the first three days of the winter vacation, more than 250 delegates, invited guests, Life Members, officers, and staff attended the QTU Biennial Conference, which for the first time was held at Brisbane City Hall.
At every Biennial Conference, Campaign Action Awards are presented to campaigns and activists that prove what can be achieved when QTU members take the initiative and address issues in their workplaces.
Each Biennial Conference sees the presentation of the G. A. Daughtrey Art Bequest
The QTU Biennial Conference provides the opportunity to express our Union’s gratitude to some of its most dedicated activists, through the presentation of Life Membership.
Each QTU Biennial Conference considers and ratifies a statement setting out the Union’s direction and priorities for the next two years.
Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace has announced a delay in the implementation of Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum (V9AC).
Achieving equity has never meant resourcing all schools in the same way. The challenge, of course, lies in identifying recurrent elements, emerging contextual differences, and allocating funding to enable all students to thrive and to achieve. This is going to require additional resourcing.
Like TAFE’s response, their formal offer, dated 28 June, did not satisfactorily address the QTU log of claims.
The QTU has a proud tradition of winning with and for members on a collective and individual level. We win every day. Some of these wins are significant in terms of the impact they have on the lives of our members and our profession as a whole.
A referendum is a vote by the Australian people on a proposed change to the Australian Constitution, the set of rules by which Australia is run that came into effect on 1 January 1901.
Animals, and particularly dogs, can play a variety of important roles in schools.
In June, employees identified as being eligible for senior teacher (ST) or experienced senior teacher (EST) in Semester 2 received an email notification advising of their eligibility with instructions on what they had to do if they wished to access the classifications.
Artificial intelligence (AI) presents many exciting opportunities, but also many challenges that will require ongoing monitoring and response.
The school library you may have visited as a child might have been a quiet space at lunch time, occasionally visited by students, filled with books and little else. School libraries today should be busy,
Queensland Teachers' Assist Desk (QTAD)
Your new pay deal might be a good time to think about ways you can contribute extra to your super.
The 2023 AEU Federal Conference heard from the Presidents of four of the AEU‘s branches and associated bodies, who provided a report on some of the latest issues and campaigns being undertaken in their states.
Did you know that you may be able to change the amount you pay for insurance premiums through your QSuper Accumulation account by “occupationally rating” yourself?
“A man who falsely accused his neighbour of sexually harassing his wife in a letter he sent to residents will pay tens of thousands of dollars in defamation damages.”
Are you safe at all times at home, in your car or using the computer? Every day we hear of unscrupulous individuals targeting people and property for their own greedy benefit.