QTU member newsflashes
End of Term 3 – Have your say on Workload and the QTU
Member campaigning pays off: cost of living adjustment (COLA) paid this week
Welcome back to Term 3 2023
Addressing emerging professional issues with members
Seeking member views on positive behaviour for learning (PBL) programs, mobile phones and vaping in schools.
Welcome back to 2023!
Thank you, and happy holidays!
End of school year for western and remote centres.
A win for more than 12,500 QTU members!
Agreement accepted – teachers and school leaders vote in favour!
Join us this Labour Day weekend at celebrations across the state - get details of venues, dates and times here...
In this edition: Mask mandate to be lifted | Win for part-time senior teachers | Extension to timelines welcomed | EST notifications | EB10 – negotiations to commence shortly
Today marks the end of the school year for QTU members in remote locations.
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