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Home > News > 2018 > April > Teacher salaries reach new high in 2018: is your school part of our union success story?

Teacher salaries reach new high in 2018: is your school part of our union success story?

Teacher_salaries.jpgIEUA-QNT Assistant Secretary Brad Hayes discusses how 2018 will see thousands of members in Queensland schools achieve a historical benchmark with new teacher career paths and salary recognition.

The collective action by members will deliver classroom teacher salaries in excess of $100,000 from 1 July 2018.

Our challenge is now to continue to grow member power across our remaining school sectors to reinforce this great member win.

Member action wins vital outcome for the teaching profession

The introduction of top teacher salary rates of $101k is the result of long term member campaigns and protracted industrial disputes.

While such bargaining disputes have been challenging for members, the end result has finally bridged the gap between Queensland teacher salaries and our interstate colleagues.

The work bans, stop work meetings, rallies and full day stoppages undertaken by Catholic school members in 2016 were needed to end the ‘wage discount’ suffered by Queensland teachers for so many years.

This member achievement will benefit our current and next generation of teachers for years to come.

Salary benefit sweeps across Queensland schools

Following the lead set by Catholic sector teachers, other schools and sectors have now confirmed top teacher salary steps of $101k.


QLD school sector                         Top classroom teacher rate as of 1 July 2018

Catholic schools                              $100,936

Education QLD                                $101,000

Lutheran schools                             $100,936

Anglican schools                              $101,000 (agreed in principle)

Is your school on board? If not, why not?

A clear path forward has been established for enhanced teacher career recognition.

Developing contemporary salary outcomes in collective agreements is critical to protecting the future of our teaching profession.

Has your employer committed to implement the new $101k benchmark? If not, talk to your organiser about how your Chapter can work together to secure this vital collective bargaining outcome.

Don’t let teachers at your school be left behind this historical salary development.

Topics : Teachers

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