Events of the past few weeks have made QTU General Secretary Kate Ruttiman reflect on what members need from their Union.
Former QTU President Kevin Bates has been elected unopposed as the Federal Secretary of our national body, the Australian Education Union.
Union Reps in schools will by now have received a new Union Rep Toolkit containing new or redesigned resources to assist them in their role.
QTU President Cresta Richardson pays tribute to one remarkable woman who has made a difference to her school, community, and myself personally.
In early February, public policy think tank the Grattan Institute released “Making time for great teaching: How better government policy can help”.
The Department of Education and QTU are currently finalising the good faith bargaining guidelines for the commencement of EB negotiations. QTJ 11 Mar 2022
Ten years on from the publication of the Gonski report, education academics have gathered to reflect on its importance and to highlight the detrimental impact that the failure to improve state school funding has had on our schools.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) have launched a new “Secure Jobs. Worth Fighting For” campaign in the lead up this year’s federal election.
QTU General Secretary Kate Ruttiman and DoE Director-General Michael De’Ath have signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Youth Detention Centres and made it operational.
The current Australian Federal Government’s hate-hate relationship with the truth has recently extended to ministerial interference with the school curriculum, most particularly the history curriculum.
After nearly two years of dealing with the ever-changing COVID situation, school leaders are tired and suffering from “decision fatigue”.
Although we are still in term one, it is timely to discuss the transfer process as communication with teachers begins later this term.
The QTU was proud to stand with the wider community when Citipointe Christian College unexpectedly launched a new enrolment contract for students and families.
Late last year, QTU Vice-President Leah Olsson was privileged to attend the farewell of retired teacher and QTU Representative, Sue Wells. In February this year, they met to discuss Sue's experience as a Union activist.
Working day in, day out supporting women and gender diverse members, Penny Spalding knows only too well the additional hurdles and barriers they face.
For First Nations peoples, Country is central to identity, culture and social structure.
The QTU has negotiated an interim increase to professional experience supervision payment rates.
The department is finalising the “Turn to Teaching” internship program, which will give 300 aspiring teachers financial support, mentoring and paid internship employment to support the completion of their teaching qualifications.
In 2020, QTU Lead Union Rep Adriaan Greyling had an accident that left him paralysed from the waist down. Here he recounts his long journey back.
Whether you are Labour Day veteran or a newbie, why not come join us at a event near you?
Caboolture State High School has come a long way in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, culture and perspectives.
Full-time VET educators employed in TAFE Queensland and Central Queensland University have an entitlement to a minimum of 10 days of professional development. It is precious. Plan for it, use it.
The state government has accepted recommendations to amend the Industrial Relations Act 2016 to impose penalties on unregistered unions that misrepresent their status to workers.
PGD changeover / repayment of NCT / part-time teachers and staff meetings
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