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Home > News > 2017 > September


Super outcome for PMSA members

Members in Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) schools have secured enhanced superannuation after overwhelmingly endorsing a new collective agreement.

Community Alliance commits to fixing broken VET sector

The Queensland Community Alliance formally launched in Brisbane on Wednesday night, making a broad sweep of commitments to address issues related to community education, employment and care – including a pledge to fix the broken Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

First Nations workers unite over punitive unemployment program

Indigenous workers have united in the newly-formed First Nations Workers Alliance (FNWA) in response to the Federal Government’s punitive Community Development Program (CDP), which is negatively and disproportionately affecting Indigenous communities.

NSW Catholic school employers using broken laws to prevent member protected action

Echoing similar moves by Queensland Catholic school employers during the most recent collective bargaining round, their counterparts in NSW and the ACT are now fighting their employees’ ability to take rightful protected action.

Murdoch uni staff left at mercy of employer after FWC terminates collective agreement

In one of the most shameful examples of just how broken Australia’s industrial laws are, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) made the decision this week to terminate the Murdoch University collective agreement placing the working conditions of over 3000 employees at the whim of their employer.

Broken industrial laws embolden council employer as bus driver dispute continues

Brisbane City bus drivers are continuing industrial action as their employer, Brisbane City Council, ignores critical safety concerns and refuses to consider a real wage increase for workers despite rising living costs.

Art for every season: talent shines at art awards

Our union’s annual Excellence in Art Design Awards was held in Brisbane on 6 September 2017, showcasing the artistic talents of students and teachers from the independent education sector.

Teacher swaps sun for snow on exchange

After completing an exchange to Canada three years ago, I thought it couldn’t be possible to be so blessed with another amazing exchange, writes Angela Sampson.

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