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Pages with topic "Early Childhood"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

21 Nov 2016 : Early childhood members to report on suspected child abuse

Early childhood members must report suspected child harm and abuse after recent legislation was passed by the Queensland government.

29 Aug 2016 : New report urges extension of Universal Access to three year olds

A new report argues Australian children’s learning outcomes would be improved by earlier, universal access to education.

17 Aug 2016 : C&K members’ entitlements at risk

Crèche and Kindergarten Association (C&K) has refused to accept the recent wage outcomes for teachers in the Queensland state and Catholic school sectors as a benchmark for C&K teachers.

21 Jul 2016 : Government failing early childhood education sector, report finds

Government failure to adequately invest in the early years of learning has seen early childhood become the most “at risk” component of the Australian education system, according to a new report.

4 Jul 2016 : Time to wake up: sleep and its effect on learning

A complexity for early education teachers in meeting these needs is that across early childhood, between zero to five years, sleep patterns are in transition.

16 Jun 2016 : ‘Overwhelming’ workload flagged as key issue for C&K staff

Three quarters of Crèche and Kindergarten Association (C&K) staff are forced to work three or more hours of unpaid time every week, as they struggle to meet their increasing workload burdens.

15 Jun 2016 : State budget gets top marks for early childhood education investment

The State Government’s budget announcement of an additional $42 million to maintain universal access to kindergartens and ensure all Queensland children have access to early childhood education in the year before they start school has been welcomed by the…

9 May 2016 : Uncertainty remains for ECE sector as NDIS implemented

Concerns continue to be raised over the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in terms of funding, the future of current programs and the impact on employees across the early childhood education sector.

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