A definition of insanity often attributed to Einstein can be paraphrased as “doing the same things and expecting different results.” To reduce teacher and principal workload, new approaches are needed.
Two new data sets show that the lived experience of occupational violence for teachers, principals and school support staff is now more accurately reported.
The federal government’s refusal to agree to a full review of NAPLAN has prompted frustrated states to strike out on their own.
A lot has happened in Cresta Richardson's first 100 or so days as your Queensland Teachers’ Union’s Vice-President, so she thought she would take the opportunity to finally introduce herself to you.
The new EB contains a huge number of changes and improvements to the classification structure. Here is a summary of some of the changes.
QTU members voted to accept the Queensland Government's EB offer. So what happens next?
It was clear from the EB debate at the QTU Conference (as it was in the QTU Member Needs Survey earlier this year) that excessive and increasing workload remains the most pressing issue for members.
Members of the QTU TAFE division have taken protected industrial action, walking off the job for two hours on 30 July.
The QTU biennial conference was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1 - 3 July 2019.
The QTU Conference saw delegates celebrate the commitment of long standing Union Reps from around the state. Two of those honoured were Don Mengel and Ross Edwards, who have each clocked up more than 30 years in the role.
The introduction of the new senior assessment and tertiary entrance (SATE) system has prompted several members to raise queries over how it all works. These are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
Before agreeing to provide supervision to a pre-service teacher, it is important that you check the terms and conditions you’re being asked to accept.
Our “claim and complain” campaign is continuing, as we ask our members to claim the payment and complain to the universities about the pay for supervising pre-service teachers.
The QTU is sponsoring the Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education category in this year's Showcase Awards. In the first of a series of articles on the regional winners, we hear about Laidley District State School's "Elders and youth: Connecting through culture"
Every year, QTU members either receive a required transfer that they do not want or receive a transfer to somewhere other than they requested.
QuEST, the new QTU professional development branch, has commenced the semester with a rollout of our most popular face-to-face programs across the state.
Meetings / non-contact time / EST
The QTU recently engaged in a dispute with the Central Queensland Region over a decision not to pay members their kilometric allowances for using their personal motor vehicle for work purposes.
The Fair Work Commission has ordered TAFE Victoria to reinstate a vocational education teacher terminated for naming a prominent local farmer when providing students with an educational anecdote.