Making a difference in 2016
In 2016 our members will face a new year with fresh opportunities and challenges.
Over 17,000 employees in the non-government education sector across Queensland and the Northern Territory are members of our union because they know that collectively we make a difference through our leadership on industrial and professional issues.
In 2015 this leadership saw significant achievements across the sector including:
- Bargaining for better wages and conditions across sectors
- Campaigning to protect Paid Parental Leave
- Representing members in a record number of single site collective negotiations
- Building our Beginning Educators Network (BEnet) to support newer teachers
- Lobbying to reverse changes to prep age eligibility in Queensland
- Supporting the Queensland Community Alliance to address shared community issues
- Endorsing the Education International (EI) resolution for an international day to recognise School Officers
- Promoting Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning program
Ongoing membership in 2016 is critical to our ability to grow our collective voice and to provide the continued leadership needed to protect the industrial and professional interests of employees across the sector.