Labour Day holds a special significance for union members, with a rich history dating back more than 130 years, but what are we celebrating and why is Labour Day still relevant today?
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.
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.
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.
An announcement by the Federal Government that it will strip accreditation and public funding from over 150 private Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers has created an even greater climate of uncertainty for employees.
The onus is on C&K to provide an adequate position when bargaining occurs on Friday, 24 February 2017.
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.
Educators in the Vocational Education sector need to be treated with respect and told what is happening and the implications regarding the loss of funding.
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.
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.
Every year on 28 April, unions, workers and the wider community join together to remember those who have been killed or injured at work. The day is an opportunity to honour and remember these workers and renew the call for safe workplaces in a commitment to fight for the living.
The role of a supervising teacher is undergoing significant change, with new demands at state and federal levels.
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.
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.
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.
Today’s announcement of further staff redundancies and campus closures at Evocca College has been condemned.
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.
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.
As much of the South East Queensland corner confronts flash flooding and severe weather, our union would like to remind members of relevant the Emergency and Natural Disaster Leave available to them under their collective agreements.
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 Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland and Northern Territory (IEUA-QNT) Branch has condemned reports from members in some Queensland Catholic schools that their employer is placing their safety at risk by requiring attendance at closed schools today, following the widespread flooding and damage caused by ex-cyclone Debbie.
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.