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February

PISA: Australian students performing above standards

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.

C&K must adopt a reasonable position

The onus is on C&K to provide an adequate position when bargaining occurs on Friday, 24 February 2017.

Equity in the workplace: how do we get there?

The issue of the gender pay gap is well documented. However, the it is only part of the discussion in achieving workplace equity.

Supervising pre-service teachers: then and now

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

New provisions helping members protect their PPCT

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 workers face penalty rate cuts

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.

Evocca College sackings condemned

Today’s announcement of further staff redundancies and campus closures at Evocca College has been condemned.

Uncertainty over proposed Paid Parental Leave cuts continues

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.

Union advice highlights Long Service Leave entitlement for members on rolling contracts

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.

QCE Awards reflect quality education in the non-government sector

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.

Empower a Woman, Empower a Nation: IWD 2017

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.

Member action achieves positive result in C&K negotiations

An agreement in principle has been reached in the C&K Branch Centre negotiations following strong collective action adopted by members.