From the General Secretary's desk, 30 July 2022
Thank you for your activism and engagement in the EB10 campaign, including during the recent ballot regarding the government’s offer.
At the close of the ballot yesterday afternoon, more than 20,000 members had cast a valid vote, with more than 84 per cent of them voting to accept the offer.
The outcome was reported to State Council this morning. On the basis of members’ decision, State Council resolved to accept the EB10 offer.
It also called on QTU officers to work with the Department of Education on drafting the agreement expeditiously, so the government can have it certified and the salary increases, additional incentives and improved working conditions can be implemented.
Over the past few days, the QTU has been advised of an organisation purporting to be a union which has been emailing members with its views on the EB ballot. Some members have also expressed concerns about the tone of some misinformation that has been shared with members. If you are a recipient of such an email, we advise you to delete the email and report the misuse of your email address to your email administrator.
Should members believe that the QTU’s Statement of Safety and Respect has not been followed during the ballot or the Union’s democratic processes, they should contact myself as General Secretary or another officer of the Union. We want our Union to be a safe and inclusive space for all members, and we will continue to provide you with opportunities to have your say through our democratic structures.
Once again, thank you for your involvement and activism in the EB10 campaign. I look forward to continuing to work with you on the implementation of the new agreement, including improved member salaries and working conditions, provision of safe and healthy workplaces and achievement of QTU priorities and values.
Yours in solidarity
Authorised by Kate Ruttiman, General Secretary, Queensland Teachers' Union
21 Graham Street, Milton, QLD, Australia, 4064