A pay freeze is economically foolish, stupid even. Here's why.
A new QTU Executive made up largely of QTU members working every day in schools and TAFEs has been elected for the next three years.
QTU district relief teacher (DRT) members in Far North Queensland have successfully proved that they were being denied access to conditions to which they were fully entitled.
Late last year the QTU secured the first increase in the daily rate in more than 20 years for the teachers who supervise preservice teachers while on their pracs. It is now important to ensure that it is implemented correctly.
The QTU has been developing a position paper on professional autonomy, which will act as a foundation for our ongoing efforts to reassert the professional rights of educators.
The QTU has been working hard to ensure that the processes for EST and ST secured in the 2019 certified agreement are made available as soon as possible.
if there’s one thing that this time has made clear to everyone, it’s that teaching and the operation of schools does not just happen. A lot of work, communication and goodwill is required.
A QTU project has set out to define professional autonomy, building on the Union’s campaign to reclaim the teaching profession from the vested interests of global capital.
Unfortunately, it seems that the Queensland Government has identified freezing or delaying our negotiated EB9 pay rise as an easy fix for the economic situation the state faces in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
The outbreak impacted upon the QTU’s democratic structures, with branch and Area Council meetings moving to video or teleconference and the cancelling of QTU State Council in May. But this also represented an enormous opportunity.
The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to work out what we value, and what is important.
The QTU anticipates that agreement will soon be reached with the department on a submission process for the Workload Advisory Council (WAC).
The QTU is developing a Workload Position Statement which augments current QTU policy with the inclusion of research-informed details that support calls to action in our workload reduction campaign.
The QTU’s work in identifying how the union movement can win over younger workers is beginning to attract attention around Australia.
The recently published Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey 2019 reveals record numbers of school principals facing stress and burnout.
There are those among us who have not had any government support during the COVID-19 crisis and are finding survival a struggle. These include the international student cohorts studying at our TAFE colleges.
Wednesday 27 May to Wednesday 3 June was National Reconciliation Week 2020, a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of active workplace health and safety (WHS) risk management in all workplaces.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the postponement of many face-to-face QuEST courses, however it has also led to an explosion of registrations for our popular live online professional development.
The QTU’s long campaign to secure improved permanency for long term relieve-above-level and temporary guidance officers continues.
Now most of us have returned to our workplaces, where do we turn for guidance on how to navigate this new terrain and take care of ourselves in the process? The best place to turn is inward.
The legal principles that led to the quashing of the case against Cardinal George Pell are equally relevant to historical allegations against teachers.