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Pages with topic "School Officers"

31 Jul 2020 : Queensland Lutheran school staff vote no to employer’s planned cuts to current working conditions

Teachers and school support staff employed in Queensland Lutheran schools have voted no to a substandard agreement proposed by their employer, Lutheran Education Queensland (LEQ).

30 Jul 2020 : New Queensland Catholic agreement helps address diverse learning needs

New provisions aim to support teachers and school officers working with students who have identified learning needs.

15 Jul 2020 : PMSA members unite to enhance working conditions

Members of our union employed in PMSA schools are uniting as a collective to enhance their working conditions and ensure their employer shows recognition and respect for their hard work.

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.

16 Jun 2020 : Anglican employees set for wage increase following sustained member action

Despite the upheaval and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the guaranteed 1 July 2020 wage increase for Anglican school employees shows that ongoing collective effort of members results in improved workplace conditions.

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.

21 May 2020 : No more employer excuses – quality PD should be more accessible than ever

The future of professional development (PD) opportunities has never been as accessible for school officers and services staff, with COVID-19 forcing schools to accept and adapt to online training and learning technology.

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 : 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.

7 May 2020 : No excuse for stand downs as students return to school

Non-government school employers have no justification for continued or further stand downs of school support staff, as students begin a phased return to on-site schooling.

29 Apr 2020 : Schools supporting school officers and services staff

Our union is commending schools that have supported school officers and services staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

28 Apr 2020 : NCCD data should not be required for Term 2

Our union is concerned that the current disruption to Term 2 schooling will have a significant impact on the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on school students with disability processes and procedures, including both delivery of modified l…

16 Apr 2020 : School officers and support staff essential to Term 2 operations

The intention to open Queensland schools in Term 2 on the basis of a home-based learning model with limited student attendance on a school site, raises a number of operational considerations especially for school officers and support staff.

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.

14 Nov 2019 : Back pay win for school officer

A Queensland Catholic school officer has won back pay with the support of our union after being directed to do duties during unpaid meal breaks.

22 May 2019 : School Officer Day 2019: Careers You Can Count On

On Wednesday 12 June, members across Queensland and the Northern Territory will mark School Officer Day by recognising and celebrating how our school officers and services staff support quality education.

29 Mar 2019 : Annual leave loading included in Superannuation Guarantee payments

Members are advised that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has updated its Ordinary Time Earnings (OTE) checklist on its website for annual leave loading, to align with its 2009 public ruling which noted that annual leave loading is always OTE “unless …

16 Nov 2018 : Member faces 11th year on fixed-term contract

In a prime example of the insecure work crisis impacting our schools, one member is facing an 11th year on a fixed-term contract in 2019.

14 Sep 2018 : Fighting for Careers You Can Count On

School officers in Queensland Catholic schools play a critical role in the delivery of quality education to our students, yet sadly we know the reality for many is one of insecure employment.

2 Aug 2018 : Member action protects school support staff annualisation

Member action has seen pay annnualisation for school officers and services staff protected at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School (IGGS).

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