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.
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.
The role of a supervising teacher is undergoing significant change, with new demands at state and federal levels.
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.
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.