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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 absolutely rejects any change to end of scheduled school year

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.

Schools on notice over co-curricular payments

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.

Temporary contracts, long-term problems

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.

Mathematical Playworld: where imagination and numbers collide

A new pedagogical approach, designed by researchers from Monash University, sheds light on how to effectively support young children’s maths learning through a play-based program. Early childhood education experts agree children should enter their formal schooling...

Strong bodies, strong minds

We want young children to grow up with strong, active and happy bodies and minds, writes Bedrock journalist Jessica Willis.

Accessing natural disaster leave

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.

Religious Discrimination Bill enables workplace discrimination

Proposed legislation allows discrimination, rather than protects against it.

Eliminating gender-based violence

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of 16 days of action against gender-based violence.

$2.3m recovered for IEU members in last two years

Across 2020-21, our union has continued to make a difference for IEU members – recovering compensation, underpayments and allowances.

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