Union Rep Kits arriving soon!
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 125 No 5, 10 July 2020, page no.4
All Union Reps should have or will soon receive their 2020 Union Reps Kit in the mail.
All Union Reps are urged to read the kit, which contains detailed information and advice in a variety of key areas designed to give you the knowledge you need and additional confidence in your ability to assist others in your role - the most important in the Union.
Information in the kit will also assist QTU Reps in workplaces across the state with basic workplace negotiations, workplace consultation through the local consultative committee (LCC), provision of basic advice and information to members, and discussion of Union membership with potential members.
The kit includes:
- Teachers’ and The Law
- membership forms
- promotional flyers, including “QTU wins for members”, “QTU winning for school leaders”, “A democratic union”, “QTU Statement of safety and respect” and the “QTU Strategic plan”
- the QTU Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
- a QTU meetings acknowledgement card.
Online Union Rep training
The QTU cancelled all planned face-to face Union Rep training throughout Term 2 because of the COVID-19 crisis. Throughout Term 3, we will be developing some revised online training for QTU Reps that will be delivered in two separate two-hour sessions. These will be eligible for industrial relation education leave, and the plan is for them to be delivered in two half days. The training will initially be provided to QTU Reps who have not undertaken training before. This mode of training will also be added to our regular schedule and will be particularly beneficial for members in rural and remote centres who cannot always access our face-to-face training sessions. If you are a Rep and have not undertaken training before, keep an eye out for an invitation email early in Term 3.
The work that you do in your workplace, assisting in campaigns, recruiting new members, and supporting colleagues in ensuring working conditions are met is to be commended. QTU workplace representatives truly are the most important people in our Union. Without your support and volunteer work on behalf of your colleagues, profession, and Union, we would not be the strong voice that we are for teachers, school leaders and TAFE educators in Queensland. You are the reason we continue to grow and surpassed 48,000 members for the first time in our history this year. Thank you for your continued support, time and commitment. Brendan Crotty, Deputy General Secretary (Member Organising)