Ensuring the safety of school staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic remains paramount.
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).
The vital role school support staff play in education and the ways in which our union is working to ensure they have careers they can count on was recognised as part of recent School Officer Day celebrations held on Wednesday, 9 June.
Our union, through its federal body, the IEUA, has continued its longstanding support of the developing country of Timor-Leste, recently donating funds through Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA to the Strengthening and Supporting Rural Farmers Organisations project in the country.
While the Australian union movement continues its lengthy history of campaigning against unsafe and unhealthy working conditions, sadly, many workers across different industries are still subjected to a range of health and safety risks.
Queensland Catholic school members will now have a refined unsatisfactory performance management process after our union met with the employers over reports ‘informal chats’ were being used to start formal unsatisfactory performance management procedures.
In an outrageous instance of fixed-term contract misuse, our union has been made aware of a Northern Territory Catholic employer hiring casual school officers on contracts which are described as being just 14 days in length.
IEU-QNT members are continuing the fight against the insidious threat of insecure work by taking action to prevent the misuse of fixed-term contracts in their workplaces.
Queensland Anglican employers have rejected any changes to Preparation and Correction Time (PCT) for primary school teachers as current collective bargaining negotiations continue.