Labour Day / May Day 2024

Celebrate this important annual event with your fellow IEU members across Queensland and the Northern Territory this coming long weekend, 4-6 May.

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.

IDAHOBIT IEU Chapter materials

IEU members are wearing IDAHOBIT stickers and displaying posters on May 17 to show their support for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Paid practicums crucial for future of teaching profession

Our union has endorsed the Federal Government’s Universities Accord Final Report recommendation to reduce financial pressure on teaching students by introducing paid practicums.

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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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Improved pay and conditions for VET trainers crucial to elevating the status of sector

Our union has called for urgent improvement to the wages and working conditions of staff employed in the VET sector.

School principals at breaking point under oppressive workloads

New results from the annual Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey highlight the urgent need for action to address the health and wellbeing of school leaders.

Report into special discrimination privileges for schools long overdue

Special privileges to allow discrimination continue to be granted to faith-based schools.

Close the Gap Day 2024

Thursday 21st March marks Close the Gap Day 2024, and our union encourages members to contemplate the persisting gap in outcomes between First Nations and non-First Nations Peoples. 

Increased paid parental leave will help tackle gender pay gap

New laws to increase Australia’s government-funded paid parental leave to 26 weeks were passed in the Senate this week, a significant win for working families.

QCT Board Election 2024: IEU member nominations sought

IEU members in Queensland have the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard on the state’s professional regulatory body with Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) Board election now underway.

Award system lets down women and carers

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has outlined a suite of changes needed to improve Australia’s employment Awards to better reflect the needs of a contemporary workforce.

Child Protection workers forced to stop work

NSW Child Protection workers, who answer after-hours hotline calls from the public reporting at-risk kids, stopped work for two hours this week over chronic overwork, arbitrary staff suspensions and unreasonable workplace directives.

Reproductive health is a union issue

The Queensland Council of Unions (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.

High Court dismisses employer backpay challenge

Toowoomba Catholic Education and Downlands College unsuccessfully sought to challenge a decision of the Federal Court.

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