The Yarning Circle will hold its first meeting of 2017 on 23 February at the Hymba Yumba Community Hub in Springfield. The circle supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members by providing a forum to discuss and take action on workplace and school issues.
Australia’s performance in the OECD’s Program for International
Assessment (PISA) has seen average student scores decrease since the
test was first administered in 2000. While some may conclude that
Australia’s education system is in decline, this is not warranted and
is, in fact, simplistic; particularly as Australian students continue to
perform above the OECD average in all areas tested.
IEUA-QNT chapters have joined together to celebrate International Women's Day 2017 in the theme Empower a Woman, Empower a Nation.
IEUA-QNT Chapters are encouraged to hold a morning tea on Thursday 16 March to acknowledge the day and consider how we, as educators of the next generation, can contribute to better outcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community.
Despite the beginning of a new year, C&K has not provided any further consideration to protect employees’ working conditions or the quality of education provided in C&K Branch centres.
The onus is on C&K to provide an adequate position when bargaining occurs on Friday, 24 February 2017.
The issue of the gender pay gap is well documented. However, the it is only part of the discussion in achieving workplace equity.
On 9 March IEUA-QNT members joined with thousands of concerned community and union members in Brisbane to protest the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut penalty rates.
The role of a supervising teacher is undergoing significant change, with new demands at state and federal levels.
A call to our union for advice has resulted in a member in the Early Childhood Education sector receiving their rightful entitlement to $2000 in unpaid superannuation and allowances.
Having secured new provisions to protect planning, preparation and correction time (PPCT) in their latest collective agreement, members in Queensland Catholic Chapters are now actively ensuring these provisions are operating effectively in their schools.
Held every year on 21 March, Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.
Almost one million Australian workers are facing up to a $6,000 hit to their pay packets after the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision on Thursday to slash penalty rates.
The dangers of complacency and a lack of collective strength when it comes to working rights and conditions as well as the merciless of some employers has been highlighted at one independent school in Queensland recently.
The future for Australian students and employees in the early childhood education sector again remains uncertain with the federal government yet to confirm Universal Access funding past the end of this year.
Today’s announcement of further staff redundancies and campus closures at Evocca College has been condemned.
This week’s announcement by One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson that she would not support the federal government’s proposed plans to cut crucial Paid Parental Leave (PPL) creates ongoing uncertainty for workers.
A recent case involving incorrect employer advice regarding access to Long Service Leave (LSL) for those employed on a fixed-term contract basis has highlighted the need for members to contact their union for advice in the first instance.
The dedication and professionalism of IEUA-QNT members and employees in the Queensland non-government sector has again been reinforced with the announcement of the 2016 QCE Award recipients.
International Women’s Day is held annually on 8 March — a day that has long been observed as an opportunity for asserting equality for women’s social, political and working rights.
An agreement in principle has been reached in the C&K Branch Centre negotiations following strong collective action adopted by members.