International Women’s Day (IWD) held each year on 8 March, is a day that has long been observed as an opportunity for asserting equality for women’s social, political and working rights.
After ten months of negotiations, Queensland Catholic employers have determined that they will now conduct a ballot for a new collective agreement.
With yet another wave of businesses admitting to wage theft, the federal government’s message to employers was blunt: “pay your people properly”.
Employers who have stolen superannuation from employers will be free from all penalties under an amnesty bill passed by the Morrison government.
A member working in a Queensland Catholic school was recently shocked to discover $400 less in their weekly pay after an employer deduction was made with no correspondence or warning.
Over $2.2 million in compensation, underpayments and allowances has been recovered for IEUA-QNT members by our union’s expert Industrial Team.
The real potential for COVID-19 to spread more widely in Australia raises questions for workers regarding their rights and entitlements under scenarios ranging from work closure to forced quarantine.
IEUA-QNT members have a range of questions regarding what this unfolding COVID-19 health emergency means for them in the course of their work.
The time for action is now – our union is calling on all school employers to either commit to immediate new safety and employee welfare measures – or extend the school holiday period to minimise the unacceptable risk of contagion in our schools.
Our union’s primary concern is that schools cannot meet either their legislative Work, Health and Safety obligations or their duty of care to both their employees and students.
IEUA-QNT has called for schools to be closed for the term. In cases where staff remain on school sites, either with or without students, we call on all non-government education employers to urgently commit to safety measures and employee welfare initiatives - including for vulnerable workers.
Our union is calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner to call time on Term 1 for schools and early childhood education centres nation-wide.
Schools and kindergartens in Queensland will go into student free mode from Monday, 30 March.
Today’s announcement by Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace that all Queensland schools and kindergartens will go into student free mode from next Monday, 30 March has been commended by our union.
IEUA-QNT members now have access to resources for both teachers and school officers on working from home.
The IEUA-QNT has been advised that a small number of independent schools are considering standing down support staff without pay in Term 2 because of issues arising from COVID-19.