“Core business” – a managerialism term used most commonly to argue AGAINST pursuing this idea or that. In the private sector, it translates to “will it make money?” But what does it mean in education?
The QTU is a proudly democratic and activist-driven Union, and when members decide that it is time to act on something, they will have the backing of more than 47,000 members across the state.
Across the past 12 months, the QTU has grown by more than 1,500 members.
Despite the decision to delay the mandatory transition to NAPLAN Online, some members in schools have continued to be pressured to engage in NAPLAN Online preparation and training.
No, it is not what you are thinking. As the 2019 school year draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the year that has been, the good and the bad.
By 2028, it is predicted that 32 per cent of the workforce will be comprised of members of “Generation Z”, the demographic cohort currently aged 24 and under. Teacher-related organisations must understand this emerging demographic
As a school-based Union Rep and activist, I thought I had a pretty good idea about the breadth of involvement that the QTU has. Now that I work full-time in the QTU, I can see that the range of issues that we deal with is breathtaking.
In 2020, we fully transition to the new ATAR system and a new QCE for year 12 graduates. Like any major change, this transition has not happened without significant effort by many, most importantly teachers and school leaders.
Negotiations aimed at resolving instrumental music teachers/instructors’ work-to-rule have resulted in an agreed position and, subsequently, a settlement to the issues underpinning the dispute.
Drafting of the TAFE Queensland Certified Agreement – 2019 has concluded and we are awaiting notification that the employer will commence its ballot of acceptance of the replacement agreement.
Under the new agreement, the timing of student free days will change.
November marks the annual WWAM (Workload and Wellbeing Assertiveness Month), a time when members come together to discuss these issues in preparation for the next school year.
During WWAM why not take the time to consider what, beyond planning, teaching, assessing and reporting, you do in your school, and whether you can let some of them go...
A brief checklist of what you might consider doing during WWAM...
The 2020/21 QTU State Budget Submission will call on the Queensland Government to value education and equity and support all educators in creating great teaching and learning opportunities .
Held over the spring school vacation period in Melbourne, the two-day annual AEU Federal Women’s Conference was this year titled “Advancing feminist futures - Together we rise.”
Each year, our Union proudly hosts the Anna Stewart Memorial Project (ASMP) and elects two rank and file women to participate in the two-week program, which enables them to explore their own Union and another host union.
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) held its 2019 conference in Adelaide.
The QTU was proud to sponsor the Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education category in this year's Showcase Awards. Here Mossman State School, this year's state winner, shares its experiences.
Student-free days and retirement / summer vacation pay
Jenny McLeod’s remarkable contribution as a rank and file QTU activist has been honoured through the presentation of the Union’s 2019 Emma Miller Award
A recent case before the Industrial Court has prompted the state government to look at removing a legal “anomaly” that can put employees’ entitlement to a long service leave payout at risk.
Journal article :EB9 clauses overview (Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 124 No 8, 8 November 2019, p. 13)