The Union Representative position in schools and workplaces is perhaps the most important of all union positions.
The Union Rep is often the first point of contact for members in schools and TAFE Institutes seeking information or advice about their working conditions or entitlements.
The Union Rep will often refer members to the extensive range of information and advice brochures available on the QTU website, which contains the answer to those commonly asked member questions.
Under the QTU Constitution and Rules, the staff of a school/workplace are to be entitled to elect:
two Union Representatives where up to fifteen are appointed to the staff;
an additional Union Rep for each additional fifteen members or part thereof;
provided that no fewer than 50% of the Union Reps at a school or workplace shall be female if sufficient candidates nominate for the positions.
The Women’s Contact position in schools and workplaces ceased to exist at the end of 2005, and those members who were women’s contacts in schools, are strongly encouraged to apply for a Union Rep position.
The term for Union Reps is three years. The current term is from 2015 to 2018.
Union training is available for reps.
Lead Union Reps (formerly Senior Union Reps) are the key union activists in regional areas, and their role includes coordinating local campaigns in conjunction with the QTU Organiser, leading delegations to local members, doing media interviews and attending investigations when the QTU Organiser cannot attend.
- Head to the Union Reps - quick links page for fast access to news, information, advice and other helpful resources
[page updated 4 February 2015]
Advice - QTAD
Union Training - QTEC & PD
- salary info
- campaign information
- branch meetings and much more
One of the great benefits of QTU membership is access to the QTU library.
Find out more about the library's great collection and how to order and request books online here.
You can visit us at
21 Graham Street, Milton Q 4064
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm
Qld Retired Teachers' Assoc.
For the professional...
- Click here for resources to assist you and professional organisations to support you to meet the increasing demands of your role.
- Care about your profession and want to help shape its future?
Join the new Professional Issues Network Group (PING) now!
QTU On-line Shop
There are no vacancies at this time.