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Home > News > 2018 > December > The year that was: 2018 year in review

The year that was: 2018 year in review

With December upon us, many members will inevitably find themselves reflecting on the year that was.

 

2018 saw IEU members outline a clear agenda for changing Australia’s broken industrial rules, through the Change The Rules campaign, which will follow into 2019.

 

IEU members also confronted challenges of insecure work and continued to make a significant difference to the lives of workers in the non-government sector and beyond in many ways through the year.

 

Read highlights below of all that was Good, Bad and Ugly in 2018.


January

Colleague_discussion_school_hall.jpg

Members say it’s time to reclaim the profession and call out increased national testing, lack of AITSL board representation and ongoing attack on teachers’ professional voice >>read more

 


February

Tear_up_web.jpgCollective agreement approvals plunge to lowest level since 1995 as broken industrial rules push 120,000 onto minimum award conditions >>read more

 


regeni_1.jpgThe global community mourned the loss of Giulio Regeni, murdered in Egypt over his research into trade unions
>>read more

 



RTBU_1.jpgA new ruling in the Fair Work Commission leaves the right to strike practically extinct >>read more

 

Better_Balance_sticker.pngAnglican members win $101k benchmark classroom teacher salary
>>read more

 



Groundstaff.pngReclassification sees groundsman member pocket additional $1,500 per year
>>read more

 


Teacher_helping_student_web.pngOur union negotiates $3,000 salary boost for graduates in Queensland Catholic schools
>>read more
  


 

March

Anglican.jpgMates become members in Queensland Anglican schools and make our union stronger >>read more

 

Doughtnut_time.pngDoughnut Time may have recently re-emerged but workers won’t forget the $200,000 in unpaid wages that accompanied its prior collapse >>read more

 

April

Reconciliation.jpgReport reveals Australia is failing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples >>read more

 




retirement.jpgA teacher member shares their transition to retirement story >>read more

 



May

IMG_5637.jpgMassive Labour Day and May Day celebrations see thousands rally to Change The Rules >>read more

 

Domestic_Violence_-_STOP.jpgMembers in Queensland Anglican schools and Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School win paid domestic violence leave
>>read more

 


workers.pngNew labour hire laws protect Queensland workers
>>read more

 




NexGen2018.jpgNext generation of IEUA-QNT activists emerge at NexGen conference >>read more

 

Teacher_in_library_web.pngEmployers still in denial on Catholic school middle leader rates >>read more

 



St_Josephs_primary_in_Mundingburra_with_our_25_Year_member_Patrizzia_Dray.jpgMembers mark 25 year milestone >>read more

 

June

young_teacher.jpgProfessional respect for teachers hits national television
>>read more

 



July

Marking_PPCT.jpgMembers draw a line under feedback on student drafts >>read more

 

August

Form.pngEmployer seeks employees’ private medical information, highlighting the importance of knowing what you do and do not have to disclose
>>read more

 

surveillance.jpgSchool levels misconduct allegations based on CCTV footage >>read more

 


StAnthonys50.jpgUniversities refuse to discuss practicum payments to supervising teachers, which have remained frozen at $12.45 per day since 1992
>>read more

 

wage_growth_web_qual.pngNT Lutheran teachers hit new benchmark wage for classroom teachers of $102k
>>read more

 



kindergarten_web_qual.pngFederal government abandons kindergartens by cutting Universal Access
>>read more

 


money_concept.jpgBanking Royal Commission uncovers serious failings in for-profit super versus member-owned funds >>read more

 

Early_Childhood_web_quality.jpgEqual pay case for early childhood teachers finds support >>read more

 



September

women_web_qual.pngUnions launch plan to address inequity for working women >>read more

 




IMG_7255.jpgCarinity members strike for arbitration as the community rallies around them >>read more

 

CYCCO_slider.pngSchool officers kick off the fight for Careers You Can Count On >>read more

 


IMG_6602.jpgCapturing nature: emerging artists recognised in Awards >>read more

 

October

WTD_slider.pngWorld Teachers’ Day celebrations highlight the profession we can all be proud of >>read more

 

weekend.jpgPlan for weekend work at Haileybury Rendall School slammed >>read more

 



Lilli_Richards_6.jpgTalented student and teachers honoured in Literary Competition >>read more

 

handsheld.jpgTime to overhaul discrimination exemptions in our schools >>read more

 



November


CTR_rally_cap.pngLargest union rallies seen in a decade show workers will not rest until broken industrial rules are changed >>watch now

 

signing_contract.jpgMember faces 11th year on fixed-term contract, highlighting the extent of the insecure work crisis impacting our schools
>>read more

 


Empty_kindy.jpgKindy takeover sees staff forced to choose between a massive pay cut or giving up their jobs
>>read more

 



youngwomanportraitbw.jpgWage theft revealed as a $1.2 billion problem in our workplaces >>read more

 

GUA.jpgMembers take action for gender-neutral school uniform options >>read more  

 

NN.jpgOutstanding members recognised in IEUA-QNT Excellence Awards >>read more

 



Our union wishes all members an enjoyable holiday break and looks forward to 2019 – our centenary year – to continue the fight for positive change in our sector.