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Pages with topic "Member advice"

21 Oct 2020 : IEU recovers $35k in back-pay for member

An IEU teacher member has received $35k in back-pay after seeking our union’s support regarding a reclassification issue.
/news/archive/2020/october/ieua-qnt-uncovers-35k-of-back-pay-for-member

2 Sep 2020 : 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 employ…
/news/archive/2020/september/catholic-employers-renege-on-back-pay-while-deducting-overpaymen

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.
/news/archive/2020/september/union-assistance-critical-to-overturning-workcover-claim-rejecti

16 Jul 2020 : Importance of Job Share: Navigating flexible work arrangements

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced that flexible working arrangements are more important than ever.
/news/archive/2020/july/importance-of-job-share-navigating-flexible-work-arrangements

28 May 2020 : Role of Health and Safety Representatives more critical than ever

With the recent changes to workplace operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of establishing Working Groups (WG) in your workplace and electing a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) has never been so important.
/news/archive/2020/may/role-of-health-and-safety-representatives-more-critical-than-eve

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.
/news/archive/20191/february/members-at-risk-as-commission-finds-student-excursion-injury-non

11 Feb 2020 : Union support sees employer warning withdrawn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.
/news/archive/20191/february/union-support-sees-employer-warning-withdrawn

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.
/news/archive/20191/january/should-i-be-paid-for-this

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.
/news/archive/20191/january/union-support-sees-employer-warning-withdrawn

9 Oct 2019 : Take time for mental health

Mental Health Week is held from the 5-13 October to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October. This year’s theme is “take time for mental health”.
/news/archive/2019/october/take-time-for-mental-health

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…
/news/archive/2019/august/do-whaworkers-compensation-fails-to-cover-teacher-participating

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.
/news/archive/2019/july/members-left-vulnerable-after-decision-by-queensland-industrial

26 Jun 2019 : It’s tax time – What work-related expenses can you claim?

Lodging your tax return is easier when you know what you can or can’t claim as a deduction.
/news/archive/2019/june/it-s-tax-time-what-work-related-expenses-can-you-claim

29 Nov 2018 : Fire emergency: advice to members

With parts of Queensland in the midst of serious fire danger, our union would like to remind members of relevant Emergency and Natural Disaster Leave available to them under their collective agreements.
/news/archive/2018/november/fire-emergency-advice-to-members

6 Aug 2018 : What should your contract of employment look like?

Your appointment conditions and written contracts of employment are some of the most important documents you will receive from an employer.
/news/archive/2018/august/what-should-your-letter-and-contract-of-employment-look-like

3 Aug 2018 : Carinity members VOTE NO to employer's second attack on conditions

Carinity school staff have sent a clear message to the employer in the latest ballot - attacks on employee working conditions will not be tolerated.
/news/archive/2018/august/carinity-members-vote-no-to-employer-s-second-attack-on-conditio

2 Aug 2018 : School alleges serious misconduct on basis of CCTV recordings

A large Brisbane school’s ‘first and final’ warning to a member for serious misconduct was rescinded after the employer could not substantiate the claim, which relied on CCTV recordings.
/news/archive/2018/august/school-alleges-serious-misconduct-on-basis-of-cctv-recordings

2 Aug 2018 : Employer seeks employees’ private medical information

Members have been advised not to provide private medical information after their employer attempted to collect this information unnecessarily.
/news/archive/2018/august/employer-seeks-employees-private-medical-information

2 Mar 2018 : Severe weather events: advice to members

As North Queensland braces for significant rainfall and potential flooding in the coming days, our union would like to remind members of relevant Emergency and Natural Disaster Leave available to them under their collective agreements.
/news/archive/2018/march/severe-weather-events-advice-to-members

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