IEUA-QNT welcomes new North Queensland Organiser
After the retirement of longstanding IEUA-QNT organiser Wendy Hutchinson earlier in the year, our union has welcomed Krystal Pearson into the position of North Queensland Organiser.
Krystal joins us from a teaching background with over 10 years’ experience in both state and independent schools across North Queensland.
She has been a union staff representative since her first position in the independent education sector and has a passion for supporting her fellow educators.
“I’ve held a variety of roles and worked across multiple workplaces in the non-government sector, in which I have gained a broad understanding of the variety of issues our members are experiencing,” said Krystal.
“I have always valued working in a position where I can help others, and this new role is a significant opportunity to continue to make positive changes to the education sector in Queensland.”
Krystal attended this week’s round of Catholic negotiations and said the key member issues being negotiated embody why she wanted to become a union Organiser, as she has experienced the effects of these issues in her own career and has seen her colleagues struggle with them as well.
“I want to help teachers and school support staff alike to address issues that truly effect their lives, such as work intensification, and play a role in providing real solutions,” said Krystal.
Krystal is excited to start visiting the various schools and Chapters in North Queensland and meeting both members and non-members to discuss what our union can do for them.
“Unions are imperative to ensure employers are held accountable and that employees get the rights and remuneration they deserve for the important role they play,” said Krystal.
“I look forward to working with our members and growing our collective voice in North Queensland.”