Following the decisions of members and State Council to accept the EB10 offer, QTU General Secretary Kate Ruttiman reflects on some of the questions and issues members raised in relation to it.
State Council met in Brisbane at the Hilton hotel on Saturday 30 July.
QTU Women’s Officer, Penny Spalding, has been appointed Women’s Officer of the state's peak union body, the Queensland Council of Unions.
Our members make decisions every day to support and provide extracurricular opportunities for the diverse communities we live in and enrich. Every. Single. Day.
The EB10 ballot saw more than 20,000 members cast a valid vote, with more than 84 per cent of them voting to accept the offer.
The QTU continues to work with the department on processes to address the teacher shortage.
The QTU continues to hold the department to its responsibility to maximise permanent employment under both the certified agreement and the Public Service Act.
After a COVID-induced hiatus, the QTU was thrilled to host the 2022 Women’s Conference.
Details of the new SWD staffing model, which is to be fully implemented in 2025, have been unveiled.
The QTU has been in negotiations with the department since January regarding replacement memorandums of agreement (MoAs). - (QTJ Vol 127 No 6, 12 August 2022, p.15)
The 2022 QTU United Leadership Conference returned this year after a four-year hiatus prompted by the pandemic.
How many times can you shave ice from a purportedly well-designed sculpture (or in this case training package) and still find it recognisable?
The AEU National TAFE Council AGM received a report on the 2021 “State of Our TAFE” survey, which gave TAFE members a chance to share how their working lives had changed over the two years of the pandemic.
The Labor Notes Conference is the biggest gathering of grassroots union activists in the US. This year, the QTU sent a delegation to the conference in Chicago.
The QTU Executive recently approved the formation of the Union’s Teacher Librarians’ Special Interest Group (TLSIG), to encourage a broader awareness of the plight of some of the forgotten supports within schools.
This year’s three-day uLead Conference was organised by the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s Council of School Leadership, with more than 1,200 school-based leaders, district-level leaders, and provincial and state education leaders attending.
All members are entitled to safe workplaces, free from harassment and discrimination. A recent sexual harassment case highlights the difference Respect@Work reforms could make.
Long service leave to sick leave / vacation pay on contract