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Pages with topic "Workplace Health and Safety"

3 Sep 2020 : 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.

2 Sep 2020 : 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.

25 Aug 2020 : To isolate or not: a potentially deadly decision

COVID-19 is a workplace safety issue and its spread is being worsened by job insecurity and work casualisation – making paid pandemic leave provisions essential to protecting working people and the community, as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Paul Giles wr…

13 Aug 2020 : Employer discriminates against member vulnerable to COVID-19

Employee was told to undertake an unnecessary medical assessment before returning to work.

25 Jun 2020 : Urgent action needed to eliminate violence and harassment at work

Australian federal government failing to take the real steps to end violence and harassment at work.

25 Jun 2020 : New health and safety guidelines for boarding schools

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) have released an updated statement on how boarding schools and school-based residential colleges should manage the risks of COVID-19.

15 May 2020 : Health and safety of staff and students critical as all students set to return to school

Maintaining the health and safety of all school staff and students needs to be the number one priority for schools following the today’s Queensland government announcement that all students will return to on-site learning from 25 May 2020, the Independent…

6 May 2020 : Student return must include safety & workload protections: Critical teaching and learning challenges require an answer

Stringent health and safety precautions will be paramount in the planned return to school by Kindergarten, Prep, Year 1, Year 11 and Year 12 students next week.

30 Apr 2020 : Your workplace health and safety rights during COVID-19

Looking after our student’s education and wellbeing will be at the forefront of the minds of all early childhood education teachers and assistance as we continue to face the challenges of COVID-19 – making the workplace health and safety for the whole kin…

28 Apr 2020 : International Workers' Memorial Day 2020 sees unions call for compulsory Mental Health Code of Practice

Queensland Unions have marked International Workers’ Memorial Day today by calling for an enforceable mental health code of practice for all Queensland workplaces.

25 Mar 2020 : 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.

3 Apr 2019 : International Workers’ Day Memorial

Observed on Sunday, 28 April International Workers’ Day Memorial is our opportunity to remember workers who have died, become ill or injured at work.

25 Oct 2018 : Spotlight on teacher wellbeing

Our union is shining a light on one of the most prevalent teacher wellbeing concerns: burnout.

5 Apr 2018 : International Workers’ Memorial Day

International Workers’ Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of workers who have been injured or lost their lives at the workplace.

15 Feb 2018 : Excessive heat in schools

As Queensland continues to swelter, it is important for members to understand what their rights are when working in high temperatures.

18 Apr 2017 : International Workers’ Memorial Day - 28 April

Every year on 28 April, unions, workers and the wider community join together to remember those who have been killed or injured at work. The day is an opportunity to honour and remember these workers and renew the call for safe workplaces in a commitment …

18 Aug 2016 : Coalition reveals ruthless plan for right of entry laws

Recent statements by Federal Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash show that the government remains determined to reduce the working rights and conditions of Australians despite its silence during the election campaign.

29 Jul 2016 : Teacher diagnosed with cancer after classroom asbestos exposure

Lawyers for a retired Queensland teacher recently diagnosed with cancer resulting from asbestos exposure in a classroom almost 40 years ago say the case is not an isolated one.

29 Jul 2016 : Recent bullying case highlights prevalence in the workplace

A recent case involving the bullying of a long-serving teacher by their principal at a Melbourne Catholic school has yet again highlighted the ongoing prevalence of this insidious issue in the workplace.

9 May 2016 : New study reveals key sources of teacher stress

Increasing workloads, administrative tasks and managing parental and student expectations revealed as leading causes of stress for Queensland teachers.

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