A few months ago, the opposition spokesperson for Industrial Relations spoke in Queensland Parliament suggesting that the fees the QTU charges were excessive and unnecessary and called on us to account for how we spend our members’ money.
The May meeting of State Council could finally be held face-to-face, providing an opportunity for delegates to come together to consider a range of current campaigns affecting the future of public education and the teaching profession.
The General Secretary acknowledges the passing of former QTU Industrial organiser, Barry Minter, the QTU’s itinerant industrial officer between 1974 and 1985 and former member of the board of Teachers’ Union Health.
In late April, the nation’s Education Ministers approved version 9 of the Australian Curriculum.
In the lead up to a replacement certified agreement, representatives of the QTU are meeting weekly with the department to discuss the QTU interests, as endorsed by delegates at State Council in November last year. One of those interests is to achieve salaries that would make QTU members some of the highest paid teachers and school leaders in Australia. - QTJ,Vol 127 No number 4, 3 June 2022, page no. 8-9
Anthony Albanese has been sworn in as the 31st Prime Minister of Australia, after the Australian Labor Party won the federal election on 21 May.
During April this year, 500 school leaders took the time to complete the QTU teacher shortage survey.
That’s a wrap for Labour Day 2022, and what a celebration it turned out to be!
First Nations teachers and support staff have been undertaking Language and Culture work within schools for many decades. However, their contribution to students’ understanding of Australia’s rich and diverse history and culture is often unrecognised and unrewarded.
A range of legislative and industrial changes are undergoing review which will have a positive impact on workers in the Queensland government sector.
The annual QTU Union Reps Conference was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at South Brisbane on Friday May 13.
Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) teachers from across the state have met to discuss the federal Department of Home Affairs’ review and proposed changes to the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) business model, as well as the forthcoming tender process.
The TAFE Queensland Certified Agreement 2019 is approaching its nominal end, with negotiations for a replacement to commence in April 2023.
The QTU (acting as the AEU(Q)) has been negotiating for a replacement enterprise agreement for Central Queensland University (CQU) since early 2021.
The QTU’s newly established Pride Committee had its first opportunity to meet face to face in May, with our inaugural training day.
Advocacy is not always loud. QTU Vice-President looks back at how her own advocacy developed.
The Primary Music Teachers’ Special Interest Group has launched the Music for Every Child, Every Week campaign, to ensure that all students receive the benefits of music education.
In the latest stage in an ongoing program of professional learning and cooperation and assistance, a QTU delegation has been hosted by Notre Dame High, the largest and one of the highest achieving schools in the Canada's Calgary District.
Andrew Knott, Special Counsel with the QTU’s lawyers Holding Redlich, has provided priceless legal expertise and support to countless QTU members over almost half century.
Psychological injuries have always been an occupational hazard for teachers and school leaders, and the pandemic has certainly not led to a reduction in these injuries and the resulting WorkCover claims.
Medical certificates and sick leave