State Council cancelled
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 123 No 3, 11 May 2020, page no. 4
The meeting of QTU State Council scheduled for 23 May has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It would have been the first meeting of the new three-year term for State Council, which as well as providing an opportunity to welcome new representatives would also have seen the election of the Executive of the Union.
Executive is comprised of 12 schools-based members, one TAFE representative and one member who identifies as Aboriginal and/or a Torres Strait Islander, as well as the six Senior Officers of the QTU. While State Council is the key decision-making body of the Union, in between councils, the rules empower Executive to make decision.
Under the rules, the term of the current Executive ends on Friday 22 May. It is therefore necessary to elect a new Executive. In accordance with the rules, because an attendance ballot at State Council is not possible, the new executive will be elected by a postal vote of members. The QTU worked with the Electoral Commission of Queensland to provide as long a timeframe as possible for the ballot to be conducted. The ballot will close in time for the first meeting of the new Executive term on Monday 1 June. Members will be advised of the outcome of the Executive election in future QTU publications.
As well as the Executive elections, the QTU will be conducting elections for the Union’s standing committees. These elections will be conducted by the QTU using an online form and will also close prior to 1 June.
Deputy General Secretary (Member Services)