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Home > News > 2019 > June > Members to rally again over recognition, respect and reward

Members to rally again over recognition, respect and reward

Topics : ELICOSMember Action

Langports.JPGOur union will rally again on Monday, 10 June 2019 from 3:30pm outside Langports English College in support of members who were recently locked out over protected industrial action.


The rally, calling on Langports to learn the 3Rs, will be held ahead of a bargaining meeting between Langports and employee representatives later that day.


Teachers at the college were recently locked out for 3.5 days without pay, simply for taking protected industrial action.


As part of the protected action, IEU members donned 3Rs: Recognise, Respect, Reward badges and participated in a 30 minute stopwork meeting.


Langports’ response to members’ action has been entirely disproportionate in escalating to lockout action instead of listening to employees’ fair claims.


The Langports lockout was the first time any teachers in the Queensland education sector were locked out by their employer.

The message members are sending to Langports is clear: learn the 3Rs

  • Recognise the contribution of teaching staff in providing quality education
  • Respect employees by listening to their fair bargaining claims
  • Reward teachers with fair remuneration and working conditions

Show your support for IEU members at Langports:

  • Come along to the rally on Monday, 10 June 2019 @ 3:30pm outside Langports (33 Herschel Street, Brisbane) or
  • Make a donation to teachers facing loss of pay and financial hardship due to the lockout via their Go Fund Me page

IEUA-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said the employer’s actions have been wholly disproportionate to that of employees. 


“Employees have sought genuine negotiations with the employer for the past 12 months, but the employer’s refusal to budge on key issues left employees with no choice but to take action.


“Employees have made their position clear. It’s now time for the employer to come to the bargaining table and seriously address their key issues.”


Read more about the bargaining campaign here.

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