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Home > News > 2020 > September


Union assistance critical to overturning WorkCover claim rejection

The advice and support of our union has proved critical in having a member’s WorkCover claim rejection overturned.

Catholic employers renege on back pay while deducting overpayments without warning

Two Catholic employers, Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office (TCSO) and Downlands College (Toowoomba) have reneged on the provisions in the new Queensland Catholic Schools’ collective agreements – deciding not to back pay employees who have left their employment before the approval of the new agreements.

School seeks directed weekend work from staff

A Northern Territory school employer has refused to back down from their shameful position of seeking staff involvement in extra-curricular activities on weekends.

High Court overturns decision to protect casuals sick leave

The High Court has overturned a full bench decision of the Federal Court that would have provided Australian shift workers with access to 10 days sick leave each year.

For the Workers campaign recognises real heroes of the COVID-19 crisis

A new Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) campaign is calling on the federal government to ensure the real heroes of the COVID-19 crisis – workers - are recognised and protected.

Students create ‘Perfect Places’ for IEUA-QNT’s Excellence in Art Design Awards

Students from across Queensland and the Northern Territory have wowed judges after creating artworks reflecting on their ‘Perfect Places’ for our union’s annual Excellence in Art Design Awards.

Introducing the TUH Future of Teaching Bursary

Offered for the first time in 2020, this $5000 bursary will support the ongoing professional development of an education professional who is both a member of TUH and the IEUA-QNT.

Member action makes Lutheran Education Queensland withdraw cuts

IEU member action in Lutheran Education Queensland (LEQ) schools has made the employer back down from their flawed proposed agreement and brought them back to the negotiating table, where last week they withdrew a number of their proposed cuts to current working conditions.

Clear problems with school officer structure: solutions needed

The Joint Working Party (JWP) to review the school officer classification structure in Queensland Catholic schools has commenced.

Competition recognises next generation of writers

The winners of this year’s IEUA-QNTETAQ Literary Competition have been announced, with up and coming writers impressing the judges with their submissions of short stories, poetry and non-fiction prose.

OECD report reinforces need for Australia to reform and invest in VET

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published the 2020 Education at a Glance report which highlights the widespread neglect of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

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