IGGS staff set to strike

Unprecedented industrial action by school staff is due to their employer’s failure to address key employee issues during negotiations for a replacement collective agreement.

School Officer Day 2024

IEU members set to celebrate the vital role support staff play in education and our school communities on Wednesday, 12 June.

Reproductive health is a union issue

The QCU is calling for new laws that provide up to 10 days of paid leave for workers to treat and manage conditions related to reproductive health.

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The IEU (QLD & NT) is the union for teachers, school support staff and other education professionals in the non-government education sector in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

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What the 2024 federal budget means for IEU members

The 2024 federal budget has been welcomed by our union, as the Albanese government continues to repair the nation’s education system and deliver much-needed relief to IEU members and their families in a cost-of-living crisis.

IEU members unite in solidarity to celebrate the difference union makes

IEU members across Queensland and the Northern Territory have celebrated the difference collective solidarity makes, rallying in their thousands as part of Labour Day and May Day celebrations during the 4-6 May long weekend.

Now More Than Ever: National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) occurs every year between 27 May and 3 June, dates which mark historically significant milestones for First Nations People and Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision.

NAIDOC Week 2024: Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud.

NAIDOC Week 2024 will be held between Sunday, 7 July and Sunday, 14 July and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations Peoples as the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.

IEU welcomes paid practicum for teachers

Our union has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement to reduce the financial burden on student teachers by introducing government payment during a practicum.

New ACARA curriculum connection resources for AI

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has published new resources allowing teachers to better understand how artificial intelligence (AI) intersects with the curriculum. 

IEU feedback on Queensland kindy review

A five-year review of the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG) has allowed IEU members in early childhood education to share their feedback on proposed revisions to the guidelines. 

ITE Symposium ahead of prac agreement renegotiation

Our union, along with the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU), are hosting an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) symposium for Queensland education stakeholders ahead of the renegotiation of a new practicum agreement in 2025.  

Concern over consultation on new Education Bill

Our union has lodged a submission to the Education, Employment, Training, and Skills Committee.

IEU speaks on NSSAB Accreditation Framework review

A final report on the review of the Queensland Non-State Schools Accreditation Framework Review (The Review) was recently released. 

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