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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.
16 Mar 2017 : Conditions lost due to collective complacency
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.
16 Mar 2017 : Harmony Day: celebrating our diversity
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.
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.
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 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.
24 Feb 2017 : 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.
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.
24 Feb 2017 : Evocca College sackings condemned
Today’s announcement of further staff redundancies and campus closures at Evocca College has been condemned.
23 Feb 2017 : 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.
23 Feb 2017 : 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.
The volatile nature of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector has been put under the spotlight again this week as staff at major employer Australian College of Training and Employment (ACTE) face redundancies due to a major restructure.
A member-led community campaign to protect the working conditions of employees in C&K Branch Centre kindergartens has seen the employer drop plans to cut redundancy provisions and direct staff to undertake additional duties during recess time.
After more than two years of failed attempts, the Turnbull government—with the assistance of crossbench senators—has succeeded in passing the Registered Organisations Bill through the Senate.
25 Nov 2016 : Members give generously for TRAPSA
IEUA-QNT members continue to generously support the Teachers for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum (TRAPSA) donation drive.
White Ribbon Day holds special significance to Independent Education Union Queensland and Northern Territory (IEUA-QNT) members as they acknowledge the inclusion of domestic violence leave in their collective agreements.
24 Nov 2016 : Chapter action prevents redundancies for cleaning staff
The support and action of members from a Sunshine Coast Lutheran school has prevented a series of redundancies for its cleaning staff.
The use of rolling fixed-term contracts is leading to increased professional and personal insecurity for members across the sector.
27 Oct 2016 : Longer lead in to QLD senior assessment changes welcomed
The Queensland government’s announcement that major reforms to senior assessment and tertiary entrance will now begin in 2019, a year later than planned, has been welcomed by members across the state.
Thousands of IEUA-QNT members taking maternity leave would be $12,000 worse-off should the federal government’s determination to cut crucial Paid Parental Leave (PPL) entitlements be approved by the Senate.