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Following a third collective bargaining meeting, it is clear that Lutheran Education Queensland (LEQ) remains intent on pursuing an agenda to strip conditions from the current Queensland Lutheran Schools Collective Agreement.
14 Nov 2019 : Back pay win for school officer
A Queensland Catholic school officer has won back pay with the support of our union after being directed to do duties during unpaid meal breaks.
14 Nov 2019 : Seemingly no end in sight to endemic wage theft
With the recent announcement that Woolworths has underpaid its staff by $300m over the past nine years, there seems to be no end in sight to the endemic wage theft in Australian workplaces.
Over 6,500 members in 176 Catholic schools are now authorised to take protected action, following a formal ballot conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).
24 Oct 2019 : Queensland Lutheran employers seek to cut conditions
Members in Queensland Lutheran schools would face cuts to their current working conditions under a claim tabled by their employer during current collective bargaining negotiations.
24 Oct 2019 : Universities yet to table prac payment rates
After two meetings to negotiate the rates of payment for practicum supervision, the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA) - the body representing Queensland universities - have yet to table a rate of pay.
24 Oct 2019 : Teachers at the heart of learning
Today members across Queensland are celebrating World Teachers’ Day.
24 Oct 2019 : Union support sees more members in secure jobs
Two members at a Catholic secondary college in Queensland have successfully transferred to full-time continuing positions, with the collective support of our union, their school Chapter and principal.
24 Oct 2019 : Who we are: 100 years union strong
Our union’s strength has always been our active and diverse membership.
24 Oct 2019 : Ensuring integrity or ensuring inequity?
The so-called Ensuring Integrity Bill would subject unions to harsher and more rigorous standards than any other Australian organisation, including corporations and big business.
13 Sep 2019 : Catholic employers continue to ignore employee voice
Employers in Queensland Catholic schools have once again failed to listen to the voice of their employees, as negotiations continue for a replacement collective agreement.
The draft Religious Discrimination Bill, recently released by the federal government, continues the unacceptable practice of limiting the rights of those working in faith-based schools.
13 Sep 2019 : IEUA-QNT condemns climbing of sacred Uluru
Our union recently wrote to Senator Pauline Hanson after her attempted climb of Uluru in late August, condemning her actions on behalf of our members.
13 Sep 2019 : Win for Toowoomba Grammar School Chapter
The Chapter at Toowoomba Grammar School has won better working conditions after their employer failed to propose equitable pay rates for all employees in recent collective bargaining.
13 Sep 2019 : Planned ban sees universities reconsider prac payments
Queensland universities have backed away from their refusal to bargain on practicum payment rates following members’ planned suspension of supervisions.
22 Aug 2019 : Retirement nightmare looming for many Australian women
The rate of Australian women facing financial crisis and poverty as they approach retirement is on the rise due to a failing superannuation system that leaves a majority of women with 47% less superannuation than men.
22 Aug 2019 : Morrison government backs legal bid to cut sick leave
The Morrison government’s intervention in a legal case to reduce sick leave entitlements for shift workers has failed following a federal court decision.
Queensland Catholic school employers’ refusal to meaningfully respond to key bargaining claims has forced members to escalate their Bargaining with One Voice campaign.
22 Aug 2019 : Aquinas College commits to School Consultative Committee
The Chapter from Aquinas College, a Catholic secondary college on the Gold Coast, has successfully implemented a School Consultative Committee with the help of our union.
A recent case in a Queensland independent school has highlighted the risk of complacency around working conditions that aren’t protected within a collective agreement.