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Pages with topic "Early Childhood"

6 Nov 2019 : Member survey confirms inexplicable shortage of funds for kindergartens

Reports that Central Governing Bodies (CGBs) of community kindergartens in Queensland are mismanaging Kindergarten Inclusion Support Scheme (KISS) funding has raised concerns for members working in this sector.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-17/member-survey-confirms-inexplicable-shortage-of-funds-for-kinder

6 Nov 2019 : Early childhood education teacher survey seeks input on national policy

Our union is encouraging members who work in the early childhood education sector to participate in a survey being conducted by the University of Sydney looking into the professional registration of early childhood education teachers.
/news/professional-issues/professional-issues-volume-17/early-childhood-education-teacher-survey-seeks-input-on-national

15 Oct 2019 : Early childhood education teachers survey seeks input on national policy

Early Childhood education teachers are being encouraged to participate in a University of Sydney survey examining the efficacy of early childhood education teacher registration in Australia.
/news/archive/2019/october/early-childhood-education-teachers-survey-seeks-input-on-nationa

15 Oct 2019 : New agreement secures continued wage parity for C&K members

Creche & Kindergarten (C&K) members have overwhelmingly endorsed a new collective agreement after an employee ballot saw 95.28 per cent employee approval.
/news/archive/2019/october/new-agreement-secures-continued-wage-parity-for-candk-members

23 Sep 2019 : Members urged to have their say on the future of kindergartens

he Universal Access National Partnership, which is crucial for Queensland kindergarten funding, is being reviewed.
/news/archive/2019/september/members-urged-to-have-their-say-on-the-future-of-kindergartens

18 Jul 2019 : Creche & Kindergarten collective bargaining update

C&K collective bargaining continues, with our union having now confirmed, in principle, a 12-month agreement which would provide wage increases on the 1 July 2019 & 1 July 2020.
/news/archive/2019/july/creche-and-kindergarten-collective-bargaining-update

18 Jul 2019 : Members encouraged to have their say on funding for Queensland Kindergartens

The Queensland Government has announced a review of the Queensland Community Kindergarten Funding Scheme, which will consider the future funding model for kindergartens in the state.
/news/archive/2019/july/members-encouraged-to-have-their-say-on-funding-for-queensland-k

29 Mar 2019 : Kindy withdraws Agreement termination bid

Kuranda Kindergarten’s attempt to terminate employees’ collective agreement has been withdrawn in the Fair Work Commission following action from our union.
/news/archive/2019/march/kindy-withdraws-agreement-termination-bid

15 Feb 2019 : Kindy seeks to terminate collective agreement

A community kindergarten is seeking to terminate employees’ collective agreement and force staff onto safety-net Modern Award conditions.
/news/archive/2019/february/kindy-seeks-to-terminate-collective-agreement

16 Nov 2018 : Wages attacked in kindy takeover

The take-over of a Brisbane kindergarten has seen staff forced to choose between a serious cut to wages or giving up their jobs.
/news/archive/2018/november/wages-attacked-in-kindy-takeover

2 Aug 2018 : Early childhood teachers’ equal pay case finds initial support

The Fair Work Commission has admitted there is a potential “issue” in Award wages for early childhood teachers following the commencement of our union’s equal pay case.
/news/archive/2018/august/early-childhood-teachers-equal-pay-case-finds-initial-support

27 Jul 2018 : It's time for all early childhood teachers to receive equal pay

We're standing in solidarity with IEU NSW/ACT members as they pursue a landmark equal pay case for early childhood teachers.
/news/archive/2018/july/it-s-time-for-all-early-childhood-teachers-to-receive-equal-pay

14 May 2018 : Why are ECE teachers worth less?

Early Childhood Education (ECE) members have been able to secure enhanced wages and conditions that have put them thousands of dollars ahead of the legal minimum standard – but disparity still exists between wages for ECE teachers and school teachers.
/news/archive/2018/may/why-are-ece-teachers-worth-less

9 May 2018 : Mission Australia offer to employees a mixed bag

The first bargaining meeting was held for Mission Australia Early Learning employees. Whilst the employer offered six weeks paid maternity leave, the reminder of their list was little (if at all) better than the bare legal minimum.
/news/archive/2018/may/mission-australia-offer-to-employees-a-mixed-bag

20 Feb 2018 : Funding our future: uncertainty continues

The uncertainty remains for Early Childhood Education teachers, assistants and their students with the Federal Government again failing to provide ongoing funding to the sector.
/news/archive/2018/february/funding-our-future-uncertainty-continues

7 Jun 2017 : Play-based learning and the role of the teacher: when to intervene?

With kindergartens becoming more academically focused, teachers are increasingly required to document and examine the role of play in learning and curriculum.
/news/archive/2017/june/play-based-learning-and-the-role-of-the-teacher-when-to-interven

17 Mar 2017 : Students’ futures at risk as Federal Government fails on ECE funding

The future for Australian students and employees in the early childhood education sector again remains uncertain with the federal government yet to confirm Universal Access funding past the end of this year.
/news/archive/2017/march/students-futures-at-risk-as-federal-government-fails-on-ece-fund

1 Mar 2017 : Member action achieves positive result in C&K negotiations

An agreement in principle has been reached in the C&K Branch Centre negotiations following strong collective action adopted by members.
/news/archive/2017/february/member-action-achieves-positive-result-in-candk-negotiations

23 Jan 2017 : C&K must take steps to address Director time and retain existing super co-contribution entitlements

Despite the beginning of a new year, C&K has not provided any further consideration to protect employees’ working conditions or the quality of education provided in C&K Branch centres.
/news/archive/2017/january/candk-must-take-steps-to-address-director-time-and-retain-existi

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