A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of participating in a “women of the world” conversation at the end of a matinee performance of “9-5 The Musical”.
Late last year, Australian Education Union Federal Secretary Susan Hopgood announced her retirement.
The Queensland Government has introduced new laws that will strengthen protections against sexual harassment and protect workers from organisations misrepresenting themselves as unions.
Recently, I had the privilege of representing the Queensland Teachers’ Union at the Labour Notes conference in Chicago with Wide Bay Organiser Scott Welch, members of Executive Paula Nunan and Nikki Roos, and State Council delegates Rosa and Phil Monsour.
The State Budget was brought down on Tuesday, 21 June. Contrary to expectation, the Budget Papers and the government were silent on wages policy. Unfortunately, nothing in the Budget properly addresses the major issue in education right now: the teacher shortage crisis.
The National TAFE Council (NTC) AGM in Melbourne on 17 and 18 June welcomed the newly minted Federal Minister for Skills and Training.
Following the recent federal election, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the new cabinet, with Jason Clare, the Member for Blaxland in Western Sydney, named as the Minister for Education.
The next enterprise bargaining agreement (EB10) for members in schools was due by the nominal expiry date of its predecessor on 30 June. Single bargaining unit meetings have continued throughout Term 2.
The National Public Education Summit has explored the issues facing the new federal government and heard a variety of suggestions of how it can approach them.
At the start of the 2022 school year, 12 schools across Central Queensland found themselves with critical teacher shortages.
In Term 4 2021, the department commenced a review of what many members would refer to as the students with disability (SWD) staffing model, the staffing allocated each year for all schools, including those with special education programs (SEPs), early childhood development programs (ECDP) and special schools.
Non-traditional delivery modes are a live topic in both Central Queensland University and in TAFE Queensland.
Gandu Jarjum is a QTU standing committee which exists to provide a First Nations voice in the Union.
Blackwater State High School has been recognised with a Queensland Reconciliation Award for its use of the Narragunnawali reconciliation platform, fostering reconciliation within the classroom, around the school and within the community.
Our QTU Officers and Senior Officers are always out and about, talking and listening to QTU members in all corners of Queensland, part of our ongoing commitment to being the most democratic and representative voice of the teaching profession in Queensland.
In this, our second article on the education system in the Canadian province of Alberta, we outline the industrial landscape that schools and unions are navigating, including provincial legislative changes that are removing principals from unions, among other things.
At the end of a long day, the last thing any teacher wants to do is log on and report to OneSchool and MyHR.
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