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Pages with topic "COVID-19"

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

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

3 Aug 2020 : A message of solidarity to our IEU VICTAS colleagues

As IEU VICTAS members face one of the most challenging times of their lives, both professionally and personally, IEUA-QNT members stand in solidarity with you.

15 Jul 2020 : Federal government must extend JobKeeper and expand eligibility for JobSeeker

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is calling on the federal government to extend the JobKeeper wage subsidy given the second wave outbreaks of COVID-19 occurring around Australia.

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.

11 Jun 2020 : Queensland government move will protect casuals

A new Queensland government initiative will offer critical financial support to casual workers who contract COVID-19.

11 Jun 2020 : Doing your tax in the time of COVID-19

With the majority of members having worked from home at some point this year due to the COVID-19 crisis, the implications for your tax return this year need to be minded carefully.

4 Jun 2020 : Employees could pay the price for employer JobKeeper mistakes and JobSeeker changes

Some employees in the registered training and ELICOS sectors may be at risk of having their pay docked to compensate for incorrect JobKeeper claims made by employers.

28 May 2020 : New resources aim to assist student mental health issues arising from COVID-19

Macquarie University’s Centre for Emotional Health and School of Education has launched a new website with resources for teachers to help children who may be experiencing mental health issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

28 May 2020 : COVID-19 crisis solidifies value of teaching profession

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the teachers have shown the true value of the teaching profession through collective strength, adaptability and fortitude.

28 May 2020 : Diary of an online teacher

IEU journalist Emily Campbell talks to members Kate Clout, Marianne Lucas and Terry Druery about their experiences teaching online and remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

28 May 2020 : Trauma teaching needs an overhaul

The further development and implementation of multi-tiered trauma-informed support, training practices and protocols for school staff and school mental health workers is critically needed in Australian schools, according to new study by Monash University …

22 May 2020 : Observing Ramadan during COVID-19

IEU journalist Emily Campbell spoke to two members, Christine Harman, Principal of the Australian International Islamic College (AIIC) Durack campus and Rami Ahmed, a teacher and union staff representative who also works at AIIC, to discuss how the corona…

22 May 2020 : Member Advisory #11: Safety and hygiene protections must be guaranteed with student return

Comprehensive health and safety precautions will be critical in your school as the full student cohort returns on Monday, 25 May.

21 May 2020 : Meeting the challenges of COVID-19: members tell their story

Our union acknowledges the outstanding professional efforts of our early childhood education members who have continued to work to provide quality education throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 May 2020 : Waiving of A-E mid-year reporting welcome

Our union has welcomed the decision to waive the controversial rule requiring teachers to grade students from A to E for each subject in their mid-yearly reports.

21 May 2020 : Redundancies: knowing your rights

Members employed in the VET and ELICOS sectors must be aware of their rights, responsibilities and entitlements when it comes to redundancy, to ensure they receive the best possible advice and outcomes if a genuine redundancy occurs.

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.

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…

14 May 2020 : Australian Unions plan to rebuild our economy

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has this week released a comprehensive blueprint for rebuilding the economy and restoring jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

14 May 2020 : Boarding and outdoor education staff need urgent clarity from government

IEU members employed in boarding houses and outdoor education centres attached to schools continue to face uncertainty.

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