Teacher unions nationally have condemned the lack of consultation about the next federal/state school funding agreement, which is due to be signed in September this year.
With the last salary increase under the agreement having been processed, it is now time for us to start getting ready for the next round of enterprise bargaining.
The QTU’s newest regional office has opened for business in Springwood.
Over the holidays, the issue of violence against teachers and school leaders gained momentum.
It’s about time more people were talking about cyberbullying of teachers and school leaders and more parents, students and community members reflected on their behaviour in online spaces.
Natalie Clarke and Alota Lima have been re-elected to the board of the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) as practising teachers from the state schooling sector.
QTU Vice-President Sam Pidgeon has been appointed as a member of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority
During term two, QTU Honorary Vice-President Jenny Swadling stood in as full-time Vice-President, learning a lot about how our Union operates in the process.
The QTU’s Area Councils play an important part in the democratic processes of the Union. Branch Reps across an area get together four times a year to discuss and manage local issues and to work on campaigns.
During May and June, parents, teachers and school leaders joined other concerned community members right across the state for Fair Funding Now! local launch events.
Greg Thompson explains what an online, adaptive test is, what the claims regarding them are and why he thinks they are unlikely to solve the major problems for NAPLAN.
In acknowledgement of the actions taken by the Queensland Government and the Department of Education, QTU Executive has lifted the ban on NAPLAN Online, subject to the negotiation of a joint statement,
Queensland currently is only one of two states in Australia where abortion is a crime.
New legislation ensures greater significance is given to proactively consulting workers on matters related to workplace health and safety (WHS).
In 1979, teachers employed at the Hopevale Community School undertook the longest industrial action in the history of the QTU.
Unfortunately, at the federal level at least, “Stop TAFE Cuts” is still the theme for National TAFE Day.
The 2018 QTU participants, Amanda Tu and Beck Humphreys, share their experiences and discuss what they learned.
This year, the QTU’s Biennial Women’s Conference theme was “Rise, resist and repeat”, a nod to the three Rs but also in recognition of the often-exhausting cycle we find ourselves in when campaigning for gender equity.
Growing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Union Leadership – ACTU Indigenous leadership conference
Through the ACTU’s work with the First Nations Workers Alliance and a nationwide schedule of Indigenous leadership conferences, the union movement is generating positive engagement with activists in our communities.
The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week was “Because of Her, We Can!”, a beautiful affirmation of the leadership, energy and difference Aboriginal and Torres Islander women have made and do make every day.
Mabel Park State High School’s efforts on behalf of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students has earned it not one, but two prestigious awards.
More than 50 beginning teachers from across Queensland came together on the first Tuesday of the holidays to participate in the QTU’s Beginning Teachers Professional Issues Conference.
Focusing on the fundamentals of visual literacy and the importance of understanding semiotics gives students a strong foundation for developing conceptualisation skills and problem-solving abilities.
Teacher unionists in the United States have vowed that they will not be silenced, following a Supreme Court decision that puts the future of collective bargaining at risk.
Breaking the Silence is one of White Ribbon’s flagship programs, aimed at ending men’s violence against women and girls, promoting gender equality and respectful relationships, and offering a new vision of masculinity.
Evolving the classroom space to meet students’ individual needs impacts on how they learn, how they interact, and the entire classroom experience.
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