The QTU - the choice for teachers and school leaders in state schools and TAFE
The QTU is the only registered industrial organisation that is able to negotiate enterprise agreements on behalf of teachers and school leaders in state schools and TAFE.
TPAQ is not a registered industrial organisation. It was set up by a private company.
The QTU was established in 1889 by teachers for teachers and continues to be led by teachers more than one hundred and thirty years later. It has a statewide democratic structure and more than 47,000 members.
TPAQ was not established by teachers and is not run by teachers.
The QTU visits workplaces every day assisting members with workplace issues with a team of officers who are all registered teachers.
TPAQ has no right of entry entitlement and so cannot visit workplaces without an invitation.
QTU dues are calculated as a percentage of your salary. This is set at 0.72% for permanent employees with discounted rates for temporary and casual teachers. Financial members have access to the QTU legal assistance which covers 100% of legal costs for matters arising out of your employment.
It is unclear the level of legal support members of TPAQ would receive.
The QTU is not affiliated with any political party and never has been. The QTU does not donate funds to any political party. To suggest otherwise is misleading.
The QTU is a member of the Australian Education Union (AEU) which is our national federation. The AEU is the second largest trade union in Australia and has never been affiliated with any political party nor has it donated to any political party.
The QTU looks forward to working with members to see EB9 and EB10 implemented in schools and TAFE and on the priority set by our Biennial Conference in July of reducing teacher and school leader workload.
- Our mission, values, strategy and objectives: www.qtu.asn.au/values
- The benefits of belonging to the QTU: www.qtu.asn.au/belonging
- A democratic union: www.qtu.asn.au/a-democratic-union