Like patriotism, talk of "unprofessionalism" in education is “the last resort of the scoundrel”, yet these wrong-headed notions have become embedded and debilitating in schools.
The QTU has its first all-female Presidential team.
QTU State Council was held on Saturday 22 August under COVID-safe operating guidelines.
In the lead up to the 2020 state election, the Queensland Teachers’ Union wrote to political parties in Queensland asking for their responses on 12 issues affecting education and employment conditions.
The QTU’s Emma Miller Award winner for 2020 is dedicated school-based QTU Rep Suzee Dearlove.
The impact of politics and governments, at both the state and federal level, on public education, training and the teaching profession is so profound that it simply cannot be ignored.
QTU welcomes first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer and new Peninsula and North West Organiser
A number of new and acting QTU Officers were appointed at the August meeting of QTU State Council.
The escalation in workload in the teaching profession has been insidious and rapid. As teachers, heads of program and school leaders try to respond to the expectations, it’s worth reflecting on how we got here.
After weeks of negotiation with the Queensland Government, the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) has announced the first phase of agreed workload reductions.
QTU members have voted on whether to implement a ban of NAPLAN. You may ask though, what does a ban on NAPLAN actually mean for me?
The QTU Occupational Violence Campaign kicked off at August State Council with the launch of the Occupational Violence: Recognise, Report, Respond kit.
We know that systems and schools need to change to reduce your workload. But individual change can also help.
The times we are living through have left us all exhausted and have resulted in a heightened awareness of our psychological health.
Under the governing structures set out in the QTU Constitution and Rules, the Union’s TAFE Division has the authority to decide matters which pertain exclusively to TAFE Division members.
TAFE Executive highlights the big issues
The QTU has commenced consultation with members of the TAFE Division employed in the Central Queensland University regarding the development of a log of claims for the forthcoming enterprise bargaining round.
Continued QTU advocacy for gender employment equity means that all TAFE educators will annually progress to the next step of the salary schedule, regardless of their employment fraction.
The maze of information relating to leave support and options can be overwhelming, especially when you are dealing with family emergencies and crises.
All you need to know about your leave entitlements in a handy poster.
Pull-out poster to celebrate World Teachers Day on 30 October.
Welcome to Connect with Us, a space to explore issues directly affecting our Gen Z (aged 25 and under) members and the wider new educator membership, featuring their voices and lived experience.
At Doomadgee State School, 99 per cent of students come from an Indigenous background. In spite of this, Aboriginal language and culture had not been taught systematically at the school for many years.
With NAIDOC celebrations deferred until November, now is an appropriate time to profile Gandu Jarjum, the QTU’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education committee.
The QTU Consultation Guide may lament that some view consultation of the type made possible by a local consultative committee as a “dirty word”, but Terri Barton-Thomas argues that the tune is changing.
Who needs a card or exemption under the new blue card rules as they relate to schools and education centres across Queensland.
Beginning teachers and NCT / School reviews