The pay deferral is now in place, legislated in mid-June. It is a deferral rather than a freeze, which would simply abolish a pay increase.
The QTU’s campaigning activism has been recognised in the Queensland Council of Unions’ 2020 Labour Day Awards.
All Union Reps should have or will soon receive their 2020 Union Reps Kit in the mail.
The COVID-19 outbreak may have caused this year’s NAIDOC Week to be postponed until November, but the annual poster competition has continued as usual.
After the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement began trending on social media and flooding our news feeds.
When QTU members, teachers and principals, settled the ninth enterprise bargaining negotiations, they did so to improve salaries and working conditions, especially reducing workload.
The QTU is helping members work together to bring about change in their workplaces, ensuring we all recognise, report and respond to occupational violence.
Recently, Cresta has reflected on teaching and the role teachers and school leaders play. This might be in their jobs, in their schools and in the community.
In June, a number of principal members contacted their local QTU Organisers over workload implications arising from a regional office email. The key learnings are worth noting.
Some people believe that teachers only work 25 hours a week. This is a myth that needs to be debunked.
The Workload Advisory Council (WAC) submissions process opened on 22 June and will close in Week 6 of Term 3.
The updated Temporary to Permanent Conversion Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been finalised, reducing the eligibility period from three years down to two as secured in the 2019 certified agreement.
Over the past month, we have seen many QTU members make contact with their local state Member of Parliament to express their concerns about the Palaszczuk government’s proposal for a pay freeze for public servants.
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for Queensland's state schools. Here are just a few of the innovative ways our schools have responded to the pandemic.
It can be challenging to identify processes through which to reflect and connect and embed reconciliation in our public schools. Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali team can help.
An introduction to the democratic structures of the Queensland Teachers' Union.
One of the core roles of any Union is to work to ensure that members have a healthy and safe work environment.
The QTU is making huge strides in getting to know and understand our youngest cohort – those belonging to Generation Z – in order to meaningfully welcome them to our Union community.
What has the QTU done for principals and other school leaders? Here's just a selection of the wins that the Union has secured with and on behalf of its members.
As well as supporting school leaders individually, the Queensland Teachers’ Union backs them collectively, as a critical stakeholder around department initiatives.
The Remote Area Incentive Scheme Advisory Committee continues to meet regularly to identify ways of improving the scheme in line with the commitments in the 2019 certified agreement.
An innocent “tap” to the arm of a student from a teacher demonstrating proper behaviour to a class has eventually led to the member defending criminal charges of assault.