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Independent Education Union - Queensland and Northern Territory Branch

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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Workplace protections under threat following federal government IR review

The federal government’s plan to change the better off overall test (BOOT) as part of their plans for sweeping industrial relations reform has been condemned by our union.

IEU Chapter rallies in support of staff member made redundant

Grassroots collective power was out in full force recently, as an IEU School Chapter rallied around a support staff member being made redundant; the staff member ended up successfully being redeployed to another position as well as receiving full redundancy...

QLD Lutheran members show collective action works

Employees in QLD Lutheran schools have agreed to a new collective agreement with enhanced working conditions.

Catholic employer backpay failure leads to federal court action

Our union has today (3 December 2020) taken the extraordinary step of taking the Toowoomba Catholic Education Office and Downlands College to the Federal Court following their respective failures as employers to provide backpay to a number of employees

MPs on 15% super want to break election promise

A growing number of Liberal MPs are publicly calling for promised increases to super to be abandoned, while continuing to pocket 15.4% super in their own taxpayer-funded salaries.

Australia’s super system a world leader that must be protected

Australia’s retirement system has also once again ranked highly in the annual global index, finishing 2020 as the world’s fourth best.

The superannuation affordability lie

As workers await their legislated 0.5% rise in superannuation next year, some employers and government MPs are attempting to cancel the ‘unaffordable’ increase.

Building capacities and capabilities: the role of learning support teachers

Teachers and school officers who specialise in supporting inclusive education for students with additional learning needs have key roles across all sectors of the Australian education system. IE journalist Jessica Willis talks to two IEU members and learning support teachers about what their role is and how they support school communities.

We’ve waited 30 years for 12% super, it’s time to raise the rate

While Australia is in the grips of its first recession in 30 years due to COVID-19, many are arguing a planned increase of the super guarantee to 12% is unaffordable.

Urgent action needed to eliminate violence and harassment at work

Australian federal government still failing to take the real steps to end violence and harassment at work.

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