Bargaining with One Voice - Queensland Catholic Schools
IEUA-QNT members' strong voice cannot be ignored!
Members' Bargaining with One Voice campaign seeks real and meaningful change for all employees in Queensland Catholic schools.
Members remain deeply committed to the education and wellbeing of their students and the ongoing success of our Catholic school communities.
We have a great hope that employers use the opportunity of these negotiations to provide greater support and resources to employees so that they are in a position to achieve all that they want to achieve for students entrusted to their education and care.
Priority bargaining claims:
* Striking a better work-life balance
* Careers that you can count on for school officers
* Measures to address insecure work
* Positions of Senior Leadership and Middle Leadership
* Fair pay for all school staff
* Reclaim, protect and promote the teaching profession
SBU meeting dates:
Wednesday, 1 May
Tuesday, 14 May
Tuesday, 28 May
Tuesday, 11 June
Wednesday, 26 June
Tuesday, 16 July
Tuesday 30, July
Our union's employee representatives to the Single Bargaining Unit (SBU)
The expert advice of members will be critical to our success in the upcoming collective negotiations.
We need to hear directly from you throughout the negotiations as we table member claims, consider employer offers and develop genuine long-term solutions to your workplace issues.
Our Member Advisory Panels will provide direct input to your employee bargaining team on several key issues and will meet online and by teleconference.
Members fight back against insecure work
Insecure work is set to be a key theme of the bargaining campaign.
Insecure work affects 40% of Australian workers and the education sector is no exception.
Members in Queensland Catholic schools are taking action – sharing their personal experiences of insecure work and adding their support to our campaign to address the impact rolling fixed-term contracts and cuts to part-time hours are having on our school communities.
You can do something right now to restore
secure jobs and certainty of hours in our schools.
- Chapter Briefing #4 - 3 May 2019
- Chapter Briefing #3 - 11 October 2018
- Chapter Briefing #2 - 3 September 2018
- Chapter Briefing #1 - 23 July 2018
Members were asked to have their say on the issues in Catholic schools they believe need to be addressed in the new agreement by taking part in our member survey.
The information gathered from the survey has been compiled into a Log of Claims, which was endorsed by members.
Click here to download a copy of the endorsed Log of Claims.
Separate to the upcoming negotiations, a review into Middle Leader classifications has been formed.
The role of middle leaders in Catholic schools is diminished unless their work and contribution as a teacher and as a middle leader is recognised and remunerated.
This review follows a review into Teacher Classifications & Salaries, which concluded recently with a positive outcome for staff. Read more on the outcomes of the review here.