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March

2020 is the time for Generation Equality

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.

Queensland Catholic school employers determined to go to ballot

After ten months of negotiations, Queensland Catholic employers have determined that they will now conduct a ballot for a new collective agreement.

“Pay your people properly”: wage theft scandal reaches new peak

With yet another wave of businesses admitting to wage theft, the federal government’s message to employers was blunt: “pay your people properly”.

Amnesty for employers after billions stolen from workers

Employers who have stolen superannuation from employers will be free from all penalties under an amnesty bill passed by the Morrison government.

Union support protects member from rogue employer wage deduction

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.

$2.2 million won for members in past 12 months

Over $2.2 million in compensation, underpayments and allowances has been recovered for IEUA-QNT members by our union’s expert Industrial Team.

IEUA-QNT MEMBER ADVISORY: COVID-19

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 MEMBER ADVISORY #2: COVID-19

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.

IEUA-QNT MEMBER ADVISORY #3: COVID-19

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.

IEU calls for immediate nation-wide end of term for all school students

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.

URGENT COVID-19 MEMBER ADVISORY #5: Why are our schools still open? | School employers must commit to immediate health and safety measures

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.

Time to call time on Term 1

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.

Decision to move to student free days follows member action

Schools and kindergartens in Queensland will go into student free mode from Monday, 30 March.

Move to student free mode for Queensland schools commended

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 can now access working from home resources

IEUA-QNT members now have access to resources for both teachers and school officers on working from home.

Stand downs of school support staff must be stopped

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.

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