Our school leaders face many challenges, and two in particular are of major concern: the department’s expectation that they should keep doing more without additional resourcing; and a shortage of teachers.
At August State Council, two new Regional Organisers were appointed to commence at the beginning of the 2022 school year.
A new QTU standing committee is to be established to oversee the employment, status and conditions of Union members who identify as part of the LGBTIQ+ community and advocate for education, inclusion and advocacy.
QTU members across Far North Queensland were devastated at the news that activist Sara McCarthy had passed away suddenly following a stroke, aged just 45.
Life member, legendary QTU Organiser and rabble rouser Warren Barry has passed away peacefully after an action-packed, eventful life.
Our profession, from which all other professions come, is highly regarded for the honesty and ethics with which we operate.
Here's a summary of the significant amendments to QTU Policies Structures, Procedures and Services policy adopted by State Council delegates.
The QTU Conference Statement, which sets the priorities for 2021 to 2023, has been approved by State Council.
The next federal election is going to be important in determining, once and for all, how Australia and Australians value public education.
Over the life of the current three-year EB agreement, three key themes have arisen when members discuss further improvements to their working conditions.
The impact of COVID-19 is often framed by decision makers as a roadmap with rolling, future-focused phases. We are less frequently reminded that Queensland teachers have expertly navigated pandemics before.
While COVID-19 is not the first pandemic to impact QTU members, never has there been an expectation that teachers and school leaders should pivot between face-to-face delivery and online learning virtually overnight.
The QTU recently participated in a Queensland Principal and School Leader Wellbeing Roundtable, an opportunity for key stakeholders to shine a spotlight on what is happening in the principal’s office.
Since marriage equality was achieved in 2017, conservative right-wing politicians have been seeking to deny employment, healthcare and education to people under the guise of “freedom of religion”.
Collective action from members at Bundaberg West SS is bringing about change that has reduced workload in a number of key areas, including planning and reporting, and is making a difference for teachers and for student outcomes.
QTU members in the state’s far north have acted to ensure the safety of teachers, their families and the students they teach.
Celebrate World Teachers' Day with this printable poster.
QTU State Council has decided to withhold support for the Queensland Government's Turn to Teaching (TTT) program until its concerns over the absence of genuine consultation and information are addressed.
With World Teachers’ Day and State Education Week being celebrated in October, it’s a prime opportunity to reflect on the life-changing work that goes on in schools and to thank a teacher for the work that they do.
TAFE Executive has rejected a proposal from CQU that would average teaching hours over a 10-week period or annualise them.
A QTU survey of TAFE Division members indicates that the majority of educators are not accessing their entitlement to a minimum of 10 days of professional development.
Machans Beach SS and its P&C committee built a Yarning Circle for Reconciliation Week.
This year, the QTU celebrated NAIDOC at the Ipswich Family and Cultural NAIDOC celebration.
The Department of Education has confirmed that revisions to the Curriculum Activity Risk Assessment (CARA) guidelines will be published in Term 4.
The QTU has rejected the “supervisor qualifications” section of the CARA guidelines as it forms an unsafe system of work for school leaders and teachers.
Everyone has the right to come home safe and sound from work, both physically and psychosocially.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) – the United Nations agency for the world of work – has issued a global call to action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient.
TAFE Division member Jenny Trevino has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to her Union at the Queensland Council of Unions' Emma Miller Awards.
On a glorious Tuesday in the September school holidays, more than 100 QTU members participated in the sixth annual QTU Gold Coast Golf Day at Palm Meadows.
A recent decision in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission could have serious implications for members of incorporated associations who have claimed they are trade unions.
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