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The QTU State Council voted unanimously to conduct a ballot of members in schools to boycott NAPLAN in its entirety in 2020.
QTU Deputy General Secretary Kate Ruttiman has been elected as the Queensland Council of Union’s first woman honorary president.
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Queensland teachers and principals at the recent AEU national conference have succeeded in pushing workload reduction on to the national campaigning agenda.
A horror start to 2020 has again brought into sharp focus the role of schools – particularly principals, other school leaders and teachers – in leading communities impacted by trauma.
Even before March State Council voted overwhelmingly to ballot to boycott NAPLAN in its entirety, as a parent Cresta Richardson had already decided to boycott NAPLAN in 2020 for her youngest child.
More details have been released of the additional TRS allocation for teachers dealing with the transition to the new senior assessment and tertiary entrance (SATE) system.
The state government has committed to air-conditioning every classroom, library and staff room in every state school.
The 2019 State School Teachers’ Certified Agreement establishes 10 principles of good workload management.
Tuesday 18 February was an important day in the QTU’s ongoing battle to reduce teacher workload – marking the official launch of the Workload Advisory Council, the new body secured by the Union during last year's EB negotiations.
Last year, a range of changes to the classified teacher recruitment and relocation process was piloted. These arrangements are continuing in 2020.
The courage of instrumental music teachers and instructors in taking industrial action in defence of their rights has borne fruit, with the department and the QTU agreeing a joint communiqué.
Merv King joined five other enthusiastic QTU Union Reps from across the state in travelling to Brisbane to participate in the ACTU’s Developing First Nation Workplace Leaders Program.
The Department of Education has again commissioned an aspiring leaders course for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander teachers and school leaders, with programs offered in Cairns and Brisbane.
Far too many QTU members have and continue to experience gendered violence (GV) in their workplace.
Friday 6 March saw the annual QTU Union Representative Conference held at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The beginning of the 2020 school year saw the opening of eight new state schools across Queensland as the state government invested to address growing student enrolments. Here's the story of one: Calliope SHS.
Quality consultation is at the heart of an effective and strong health, safety and wellbeing culture. It is also the law.
Questions regarding the allocation and management of recognition of prior learning (RPL) duties have haunted TAFE teachers and management since RPL was first introduced.
In a world that is increasingly digitally connected but less socially connected, Deb Brydon believes that music provides a tangible way for students to connect.
The QTU fought hard during EB negotiations to improve the temporary to permanent conversion process. Here's the latest.
International Women’s Day has always been a big day for us at the QTU, and this year it felt important to stand together and celebrate the significant wins we have achieved.
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The rules for the provision of insurance through super are changing, as part of the Australian Government’s “Putting Members’ Interests First” reforms.
A principal is back at school after the Department of Education’s attempt to discipline her for allegedly “talking abruptly” to a member of staff was set aside by the QIRC.
Closing date noon on Tuesday 14 April 2020