QTU members reject pay increase deferral, accept government proposal
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 125 No 6, 14 August 2020, page no.11
In the Union’s first ever digital ballot, QTU members voted overwhelmingly to reject the state government’s pay increase deferral and accept the proposed workload measures.
After being open for a week, just over 27,800 members voted in the ballot, with 89 per cent voting to reject the pay increase deferral and 84 per cent voting to accept the government’s proposal.
The government’s proposal included:
- two days additional leave during this year’s summer vacation
- a formal commitment to argue for the replacement of NAPLAN
- advocacy for a review of the Australian Curriculum
- a review of the Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Framework (CARF)
- a review of the school accountability regime
- recognition of continuity of employment for temporary teachers affected by COVID-19.