7 October 2021
QTU meetings and resolutions
QTU Representatives should consider holding a workplace meeting in support of the global student strike to discuss the following resolutions and actions.
- THAT QTU members at (school name) support urgent and far-reaching actions by Australian governments to address the causes and impacts of global warming and climate breakdown before it is too late.
- THAT QTU members at (school name) express their support for students participating in the global climate strike, a practical exercise of the active and informed citizenship for which students are educated.
- THAT QTU members at (school name) request that the QTU issue a directive for QTU members at (school name) to take unpaid leave at 12 noon on Friday 15 October to enable participation in the global climate strike.
- THAT QTU members host a workplace morning/afternoon tea to share information about the October 15 #TheYouthAreRising campaign and how the climate crisis impacts upon us.
If the third resolution is endorsed, QTU Representatives at the school should, in the first instance, discuss with the principal the school’s capacity to re-organise and release representatives of the staff.
Those QTU members who stop work from 12 noon to support the global climate strike are likely to lose three hours’ pay and will be issued with a directive by the QTU to stop work from 12 noon until the end of the school day.
QTU General Secretary
Authorised by Kate Ruttiman, General Secretary, Queensland Teachers' Union
21 Graham Street, Milton, QLD, Australia, 4064