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 are now open for the Queensland College of Teachers’ TeachX Awards.
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.
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.
Applications are now open for the NGS Super 2020 Scholarship Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced that flexible working arrangements are more important than ever.
New Queensland legislation will criminalise wage theft in bid to tackle the insidious threat to employees in the community.
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.
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.
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.
The actions of IEU members at a number of Queensland Catholic schools have prevented planned employer ‘spill and fill’ of school support staff positions.
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.
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.
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 provisions aim to support teachers and school officers working with students who have identified learning needs.
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).