Our union is always here for our members: Any IEU member in need of assistance with an emergency workplace issue should contact our union directly on FREECALL 1800 177 938 (QLD) or 1800 351 996 (NT).
Unions condemn failure of federal government to provide free and accessible Rapid Antigen Tests for all
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the Prime Minister’s failure at National Cabinet yesterday (13 January) to ensure Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) be made free and accessible for all; to protect worker and community safety and get the economy moving again.
IEU-QNT members absolutely reject any notion of an additional week being added to the school year in their sector, after the Queensland government announced the school year is to be extended by a week in Queensland state schools.
A recent Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) ruling on underpayment of ‘voluntary’ co-curricular work at St Peters Lutheran College means all non-government schools making such payments are now on notice.
A recent survey of 18,000 members of the NSW Teachers’ Federation regarding their workload and experiences teaching, has further reinforced the importance of our union’s ongoing work in fighting back against fixed-term contracts and abolishing precarious working arrangements.
In the last 24 hours, emergency alerts have been issued to parts of Queensland, including for Inglewood and Leyburn. Fundamentally, where members have safety concerns in the event of natural disaster or emergency, such as severe weather, they should follow the advice of emergency services and advise their workplace accordingly.