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Home > News > 2020 > July


The power of mentoring

Access to quality mentoring makes a significant difference for teachers in building their professional identity, particularly in the early years. Research has found quality mentoring helps to prevent attrition among early career teachers.

Nominations open for TeachX Awards

Nominations are now open for the Queensland College of Teachers’ TeachX Awards.

LEQ’s draft agreement confirms cuts

Lutheran Education Queensland (LEQ) has now provided a copy of their draft agreement to our union which confirms its plan of, cuts, controls and constraints to employee working conditions.

Investment in inclusion support professional development critical, UNESCO report concludes

A new report published by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has found Australian teachers need increased investment in professional development and training to effectively deal with students who have a disability and to reduce student exclusion.

NGS Super Scholarships now open

Applications are now open for the NGS Super 2020 Scholarship Awards.

PMSA members unite to enhance working conditions

Members of our union employed in PMSA schools are uniting as a collective to enhance their working conditions and ensure their employer shows recognition and respect for their hard work.

Parents warned of threat to quality education from LEQ cuts

For the first time in the history of Queensland Lutheran collective bargaining, our union has written to the Parents & Friends’ of each Queensland Lutheran school to alert them to the significant threats to quality education posed by Lutheran Education Queensland’s (LEQ) plan to cut working conditions for school staff.

Federal government must extend JobKeeper and expand eligibility for JobSeeker

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is calling on the federal government to extend the JobKeeper wage subsidy given the second wave outbreaks of COVID-19 occurring around Australia.

Queensland Lutheran Kindergarten member action secures some of the highest wages in the sector

Teachers and assistants employed by Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services (QLECS) Sessional Kindergartens will be paid more than most of their sector counterparts under their new collective agreement.

Importance of Job Share: Navigating flexible work arrangements

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced that flexible working arrangements are more important than ever.

Jail time for Queensland wage thieves

New Queensland legislation will criminalise wage theft in bid to tackle the insidious threat to employees in the community.

Reminder: NCCD requirements adjusted for 2020 collection

As reported in the July IV, NCCD requirements have now been adjusted for 2020 due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, following our union’s representations to the federal government.

Members' voices heard in VET sector review

Our union has made a submission to the Productivity Commission’s Review of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD) to ensure the professional voices of our members working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector are heard.

Queensland Lutheran school already slashing PAR positions

A Queensland Lutheran school is already looking to cut Position of Added Responsibility (PAR) positions, in a restructure that highlights the cuts and controls evident in the employer agreement which hasn’t yet gone to ballot.

Catholic employers seek to ‘spill and fill’ jobs

The actions of IEU members at a number of Queensland Catholic schools have prevented planned employer ‘spill and fill’ of school support staff positions.

New QLD Catholic agreements deliver overdue recognition of leadership roles

IEUA-QNT members in the Queensland Catholic sector are to be commended for their dedication to pursuing the long-overdue provisions needed to better recognise senior and middle leadership positions.

Members at risk from federal government cuts to JobKeeper and JobSeeker

Our union has called on the federal government to expand eligibility criteria for JobKeeper and ensure recipients of JobKeeper and JobSeeker wage subsidies receive enough money that they are not living in poverty.

Union survey: How is your school handling external exams?

As schools implement changes to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), our union is fielding a growing number of enquiries related to schools’ management of external examinations.

New Queensland Catholic agreement helps address diverse learning needs

New provisions aim to support teachers and school officers working with students who have identified learning needs.

Urgent COVID-19 Member Advisory #12: COVID response plans essential in all schools; Casuals must have wage security

Queensland Lutheran school staff vote no to employer’s planned cuts to current working conditions

Teachers and school support staff employed in Queensland Lutheran schools have voted no to a substandard agreement proposed by their employer, Lutheran Education Queensland (LEQ).

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