Number of single site agreements sought soars
Members in over 30 Queensland and the Northern Territory schools are currently seeking to secure enhanced working rights and conditions.
IEUA-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said our union had seen a significant increase in the number of single site Chapters seeking new collective agreements.
“Members in 31 single site schools are currently engaged in collective bargaining negotiations,” MR Burke said.
“That means 31 separate agreements for which members have put forward legitimate employee claims to address issues facing the profession and to ensure they are properly recognised and rewarded for the contribution to the quality of education in their schools.
“These members know that effective bargaining requires a strong employee collective in order to improve working conditions.
“They also know that without the continued bargaining, the working rights and conditions they currently have could be put at risk.
“As these negotiations progress, the importance of being part of the collective and a member of our union becomes even clearer to those yet to join.
“Membership means strength and security, both at the bargaining table and in the workplace,” MR Burke said.
The 31 single site schools currently seeking enhanced working rights and conditions through new collective agreements are:
- AB Paterson College
- Aboriginal and Islander Community Independent School
- Australian Industry Trade College
- Australian International Islamic College
- Australian Trade College - North Brisbane
- Autism Therapy and Education
- Brisbane Girls Grammar School
- Caloundra City Private School
- Canterbury College
- Emmanuel Christian College
- Fairholme College
- Genesis Christian College
- Hillcrest Christian College
- Ipswich Grammar School
- Islamic College of Brisbane
- John Paul College
- King’s Christian College
- Kooralbyn International School
- Mackay Christian College
- Nambour Christian College
- Noosa Pengari Steiner School
- Queensland Academy of Technology
- Rivermount College
- Rockhampton Grammar School
- St Aiden’s Anglican Girls School
- Saint Stephen’s College
- Sarina Russo Group
- Somerset College
- The Scots PGC College
- Tiwi College
- Yipirinya School