QTU member newsflashes
Welcome to the start of Term 4, which will see seniors begin their external examinations in a few short weeks and schools planning end of year celebrations. We hope members were able to take a break over the school holiday period.
During the EB9 negotiations, the parties agreed to implement a two point pay classification within EST (EST1 and EST2) from 2022.
8 September 2021: Mandatory vaccinations; EST 2; Temp to perm conversions; State of Our Schools survey
In this edition: Mandatory vaccinations; EST 2; Temp to perm conversions; State of Our Schools survey
workload reduction initiatives to be delivered
Public education and reconciliation… teacher union business
QCT board election closes 11 June
While the federal budget last night brought welcome spending on support for domestic and family violence and on preschools, it failed to deliver for state schools and TAFE.
Your feedback by 8 July on revised Australian Curriculum and online formative assessment
Labour Day – statewide celebrations
Welcome back for Term 2
Following the Premier’s announcement this morning of a three-day lockdown for Greater Brisbane (Brisbane, Ipswich, Redlands, Logan and Moreton City Councils) commencing at 5pm this afternoon, the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) has met with the Department of Education to discuss the implications for schools.
New Dep General Secretary | League tables scrapped
The survey asked members to provide input into the QTU’s campaign & closed at midnight on Sunday 14 March. As a member-focussed organisation we value the input of members as we shape the next steps in the campaign.
8 March 2021: Have your say on our NAPLAN strategy; International Women’s Day 2021 – #choosetochallenge
At its meeting on Saturday, the 120 democratically elected delegates of State Council endorsed the decision of the QTU Executive and Senior Officers to comply with the Industrial Court’s orders to withdraw the directive to ban NAPLAN.
Following a hearing in the Industrial Court, the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) was ordered to remove its directive in relation to NAPLAN. This was communicated to members on 25 January 2021. QTU recommends that QTU members are consulted about the school’s participation in the practice tests [distinct and separate from “NAPLAN readiness testing”]
Industrial Court says QTU has an arguable appeal case
QIRC orders 8 December and Industrial Court orders 22 Dec 2020
Content: NAPLAN ban | 2020-2021 state budget | New QCE workload | Public sector reforms | Recruitment and selection | Workplace reforms | End of year gifts | Senior teacher applications | Workload Advisory Council | Staying informed over the holidays
Content: NAPLAN update | Student code of conduct | Workload reviews
Public Service Act changes
NAPLAN ballot results | NAPLAN directive | State election and NAPLAN | Workload still in focus | Student free days | QuEST – face-to-face PD is back | Financial literacy bootcamp for women | UQ survey on learning during COVID-19
Workload reductions delivered | End of the 2020 school year | Student free days at the commencement of 2021 | NAPLAN ballot
NAPLAN vote extended to 6 October.
NAPLAN ballot closes 6 OCT 2020
NAPLAN ban ballot | member ballot briefings | bballot process | New QTU presidential team elected
NAPLAN | Where to from here? The ultimate NAPLAN ballot | Workload reduction strategy | Student-free days 2021 | Early end to 2020 school year | National Week of Solidarity: 6-12 September | QTU Organiser position vacant
Contents: Workload reduction | Significant decisions made at State Council | Senior teacher classification | TUH freezes premium increases until April 202 | Trial of department job-sharing platform commences
Members encouraged to hold off on NAPLAN Online 2021 preparations | boycott of Australian Teacher Workforce Data Survey
What happens when a case of COVID-19 is confirmed? Revised operating guidelines released 24 July
In this edition: ballot outcomes | QTU response for workload reduction | proposal for extra school holidays
In this edition: QTU ballot | Workload Advisory Council | Public Service Act changes in Parliament | An historical note
In this edition: Pay deferral ballot information | Workload Advisory Council (WAC) submissions
Contents: what is in the proposal? | What are the timelines around the proposal? | why no strike or work bans? | what next? | Your preferred email address | Liberty. Equality, Solidarity | Workload reduction campaign | Heads of power
Zoom area meetings re Pay deferral start tonight | COVID-19 and school operations | New Temp to Permanent Conversion Agreement signed
End of term 2
In this edition: Workload Advisory Council | experienced senior teacher | EST2 and senior teacher | T2P | COVID-19 operating guidelines | the future of NAPLAN |v supply teacher update
In this edition
EST process now available
Stop the pay freeze
In this issue: New QTU Executive elected | Committee elections | Pay freeze argument continues | COVID-19 restrictions eased but vigilance still required | Workload campaign; delayed not forgotten | EST and Senior Teacher
Contents: Vulnerable employees | Social distancing measures | Curriculum, assessment and reporting | Boarding schools | COVID-19 in schools | Travel over the school holidays | Public sector wage freeze | National reconciliation week
Government demands pay freeze for teachers and all public sector workers | Union position
Term 2 - staggered return to at-school attendance
Get ready to share and celebrate! While we will not be physically gathering for marches and family fun days this year pop on your union tshirt, tune in to local radio stations, get involved and share what your Union means to you on social media.
In this issue : Making the best of a difficult situation | Change to term 2 operating guideines for Queensland state schools | Assessment and reporting | Remote communities and biosecurity | Term 2 - the second half | Arrangements for temporary and supply teachers | Teacher housing | Avoiding the pitfalls of learning at home | International Workers Memorial Day | Labour Day 2020 | 2020 teacher transfer process
In this issue : Term 2 2020 Operating Guidelines Queensland Schools | Working from home/vulnerable workers | Curriculum and supervision | On-site health and safety measures | Special schools, SEPs, ECDPs | Students eligible to attend | Returning to rural and remote areas | Supply and temporary teachers |Specialist teachers and specialist services | All staff mandatory training | Thinking about workload | Thinking about life after the pandemic | QTU support and operations | QTU membership
In this issue: Public Health Directive exemption for education; temporary teacher engagements; public sector pay freeze; yesterday’s newsflash; online security
Workplace health and safety and workload remain our focus
In this issue: Negotiations continue | School "closure" | Who is "vulnerable" and what action should be taken | Travel to and from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities | Arrangements for special schools and SEPs | What do I do if a child comes to school unwell? | Arrangements for specialist/itinerant staff in schools | Continuity of Learning in the event of school closures | Registering attendance of employees | Access to cleaning and hygiene materials | Negotiating outcomes for members
Content: Systemic school closures | This in not 'business as usual" | Vulnerable teachers | Lack of access to cleaning and health products | Year 11 and more
QTU MEMBERS AND CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
The 120 teachers and principals of the QTU State Council voted unanimously on Saturday to conduct a ballot of members across the state to boycott NAPLAN (in its entirety) in 2020. Unlike previous ballots concerning NAPLAN Online, this applies to ALL NAPLAN related activities.
In this edition: To NAPLAN or not? | AEU Federal Conference | Supervising a pre-service teacher? | QTU State Council | Principal defamation case | Appeal in WorkCover case | Union Reps Conference | Survey results in | QTU – The original and best
Air-conditioning – every classroom
In this issue: Reducing workload is priority #1 | Workload Advisory Council | State budget submission | QTU priorities 2020 | EB payments | Workers' comp on excursions | Supervising pre-service teachers' payments increased | Natural Disaster Relief Fund | Why QTU is best
Be a member of a real union
In this issue: 2019 Wrap-up | Temporary to permanent conversion | QTU Strategic Plan | Statement of Safety and Respect | The year ahead | End of school year farewell | Preservice teacher supervision payment increase
Teachers' agreement certified!!
15 Nov 2019: Statement on Safety and Respect; Disability Royal Commission; WWAM; Bushfires, smoke haze and meal breaks; and more...
In this edition: Statement on Safety and Respect | Disability Royal Commission | This week in WWAM | Bushfires, smoke haze and meal breaks | Pride in diversity | Farewell year 12 2019 | 2020 Labor Notes Conference
In this edition: WWAM; EB implementation; Student free days; Back pay
4 Sep 2019 : TAFE offer; workload; NAPLAN; instrumental music; HAT & LT; EB9 employer ballot; climate strike
TAFE Offer | Workload and Data Walls | NAPLAN | Workload: Instrumental Music Work to Rule | Student Global Climate Strike | Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers
Tomorrow, Wednesday 28 August 2019, QTU TAFE educators will be stopping work for a period of 24 hours in support of their Enterprise Bargaining Campaign.
In this edition: EB9 ballot outcomes and next steps | TAFE Queensland EB10 | Preparing for the Workload Advisory Council | Exploring the issues with workload | Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) | Register for the Professional Issues Conference
Materials explaining and analysing the offer | information re the conduct of the ballot | Reduction of workload to be top Union priority
QTU State Conference recommends acceptance of Queensland Government EB offer
EB9 offer received : Key elements of the offer - Salaries |Classification review |Workload | Gender employment equity - Next steps.
QTU directive for all member stop-work on 18 July | ballot results | status of negotiations | strike meetings | EB9 rally on Wednesday 3 July
QTU protected industrial action | Queensland Budget - Campaign wins - new teachers- new schools - buildings and maintenance | instrumental music teachers and instructors
update on EB9 | NAPLAN Online: Changes to QSuper Accumulation Income Protection Insurance Waiting Periods |National Reconciliation Week | ANTaR Qld fundraiser screening – Backtrack Boys |Special membership offer
EB9 – negotiating to improve salaries and conditions| Workload review |Federal election outcome and Fair Funding Now!
Time to deliver fair funding for schools and a fair go for TAFE
In this edition: Wins for QTU members in first term | Wins coming up next term |QTU welcomes new Vice-President
Rally 26 March at 4:30pm
At a special executive meeting held on Wednesday afternoon, QTU executive determined to remove the ban on NAPLAN online, effective immediately.
In this issue: NAPLAN Online ban deadline looms | EST applications open
Welcome to 2019 | What's coming up | NAPLAN | IPS and more