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Home > News > 2017 > November


Anglican employers finally commit to $101,000 top teacher rate

After five months of negotiations and member action highlighting the growing wage disparity suffered by Anglican school teachers, the employers have finally committed to a top teacher rate of $101,000 in 2018.

Parents and employees pay price for Catholic sector lack of planning

Claims by Catholic school employing authorities that school fee increases are required due to funding cuts are ‘simplistic’.

A lifetime of gratitude: extraordinary members honoured

QIEU Life Membership awarded in 2017 to recognise an extraordinary group of people for their long and dedicated commitment to our union.

Recognising excellence in our union

The success and achievement of our union depends on the commitment and passion of our members. Outstanding IEUA-QNT members were recently recognised at our union’s 2017 Annual General Meeting in late October for their contribution to and involvement in the movement.

Youth Workers: an integral role in our Flexible Learning Centres

Bev Day receives Life Membership Award

Carinity Education wants workers stripped of conditions

Joining a long list of employers such as Streets and Murdoch University, Carinity Education is attempting to leverage unfair industrial rules to attack working conditions.

IEU speaks on Manus Island situation

IEU calls upon the Federal Government to take immediate action and provide access to food, water, electricity and medical supplies to those men remaining within the detention centre located on Manus Island.

2017 in review: significant achievements for our union

As December fast approaches and students ready themselves to walk through the school gates for the last time in 2017, many members will inevitably find themselves reflecting on the year that was.

Members' collective action enhances conditions and results in $5,000 parental leave back-pay

After nine months of negotiations, Townsville Grammar School collective bargaining has resulted in enhanced wages and working conditions for employees.

Additional $2,400 maternity leave payment secured through union assistance

A member has had her maternity leave payments secured after seeking assistance from our union’s Member Services Team.

Shalom Christian College staff shocked by sudden closure of school

Teachers and school support staff from Shalom Christian College in Townsville have been left shocked and bewildered after learning of the closure of the College’s secondary and boarding facilities through local media reports, the union representing employees said today.

Every worker deserves freedom from violence

As the community joins together to recognise White Ribbon Day on 25 November and speak out against family and domestic violence, unions continue their campaign for paid domestic violence leave for all workers.

Employer must support Shalom Christian College staff

The closure of a school in such a manner, in the absence of any staff or union consultation, was unprecedented.

Urgent rallies to support Shalom Christian College staff

85 staff to lose their jobs after announcement that College's secondary and boarding facilities will close. Simultaneous rallies in Townsville and Brisbane on THURSDAY 30 November 2017 will call for justice for staff and students.

Carinity Education employees to stop work action after rejecting employer agreement

Community calls for justice for Shalom Christian College employees

Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.