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Pages with topic "Industrial advice"

20 Oct 2020 : Employer challenged in FWC over ‘genuine’ redundancy

With members reporting redundancies across the sector, the importance of seeking immediate support from our union cannot be underestimated.

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.

18 Jun 2020 : Shameful act: long-term employee given redundancy by stealth

Despite the professionalism and dedication our members continue to demonstrate through their work, our union continues to see instances of employers treating their staff unfairly.

21 May 2020 : Advice for members needing continued alternative working arrangements

As all students return to on-site schooling next week, employers have indicated that all teachers and school staff are also to return to on-site face-to-face working arrangements.

22 Apr 2020 : What to expect and how to cope with physical distancing

A major impact of physical distancing, quarantine and isolation is that people are currently cut off from their regular routines for an indefinite period.

3 Mar 2020 : 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.

12 Feb 2020 : Members at risk as Commission finds excursion injury non-work related

A controversial court decision means teachers must make personal ‘risk assessments’ in their own interests when deciding whether to join in with student activities writes Holding Redlich special counsel Edmund Burke.

11 Feb 2020 : Union support sees employer warning withdrawn

Our union has successfully supported a member who received a written warning from their employer stating they had breached the staff code of conduct for having a conversation with a colleague in their native language.

6 Feb 2020 : Union support sees nearly $25k in backpay for school officer

An IEUA-QNT member who contacted our union for support regarding their classification has recently received nearly $25,000 in backpay after receiving union advice.

24 Jan 2020 : Should I be paid for this?

Our union often fields queries from school officers and support staff regarding duties or attendance at meetings outside their ordinary hours of work, and whether these need to be paid.

21 Jan 2020 : Union support sees employer warning withdrawn

Our union has successfully supported a member who received a written warning from their employer stating they had breached the staff code of conduct for having a conversation with a colleague in their native language.

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.

21 Aug 2019 : If your working condition aren’t protected, they’re at risk

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.

12 Aug 2019 : Making us sick: survey reveals extent of illness and injuries caused by work

A recent Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) survey on the state of work health and safety in Australia has found that Australians are more than twice as likely to suffer an injury at work then to have a secure job.

5 Aug 2019 : Workers’ compensation fails to cover teacher participating in activity with students

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) handed down a decision on 7 March 2019, which will impact the availability of workers’ compensation for teachers who sustain injuries while participating in activities with students, as Rachel Drew and…

26 Jul 2019 : Members left vulnerable after Commission decision

A recent Queensland Industrial Relations Commission decision has placed a serious question mark over whether members should be participating in excursions, camps, trips and outdoor education.

26 Oct 2017 : $10,000 salary increase for member who sought assistance from our union

A Catholic school member has recently had their classification level increased from Graduate 2 to Proficient 3 following a union-assisted application to recognise prior experience – leading to a more than $10,000 salary increase.

24 May 2017 : Inherent requirements: employers misusing the term to ignore needs of staff

When employers question whether or not their employees can carry out the “inherent requirements” of their role, they are questioning the employee’s ability to do their job.

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