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.
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?
A school officer member received an increase to their annual salary of almost $6,000 after applying for reclassification with assistance from our union.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
In a cruel move to cut workers’ wages, the Clubs Association is seeking the removal of the Clubs Award – a move which would force employees onto Awards which have already had their penalty rates stripped.
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.
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.
Unionists turned out in force over the Labour Day / May Day long weekend, with a record 30,000 marching in Brisbane alone.
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.
Our union has welcomed this week’s announcement by the Federal Government that it will commit to a funding model which provides for all schools based on need.
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.
Kindergarten employees across Queensland are calling on the Federal Government to provide certainty of funding to the sector in this year’s budget in order to protect the future of our next generation of Australians.
Today’s announcement by the Federal Government that it will fund free access to kindergarten/preschool for another year falls far short of the permanent, ongoing funding required for the future of the sector and its students.
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.
NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held from 2 – 9 July 2017 with this year’s theme, Our Languages Matter, reflecting an emphasis on celebrating how Indigenous languages shape cultural identity and transmit history, spirituality and rites though story and song.
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.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) will be held from 27 May – 3 June 2017 with this year’s theme “Let’s Take the Next Steps” encouraging all Australians to be part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation journey.
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.
IEUA-QNT Industrial Officer Danielle Wilson has received the Kath Nelson Award in honour of her deep commitment and passion for unionism and social justice.
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.
The Turnbull Government has backed down from its attack on paid parental leave (PPL) – and so called “double dippers” – abandoning legislation that would have stopped women from accessing employer paid parental leave in addition to the government funded leave provided at the national minimum wage.
Members with 25 years of membership have been recognised for their long standing commitment to our union.
As the QCAA continues to work towards introduction of new Senior Secondary assessment and tertiary entrance procedures, four new draft syllabus documents have been released via the QCAA website.
The federal government’s annual Closing the Gap Report 2017 released
in February has identified significant shortcomings when it comes to improving Indigenous education outcomes.
When employers question whether or not their employees can carry
out the “inherent requirements” of their role, they are questioning the
employee’s ability to do their job.
The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, combined with recent wage outcomes in our sector, provide a clear and compelling message – join your
union for better pay