Labour Day/May Day 2023
Labour Day and May Day events are happening all across Queensland and the Northern Territory during the long weekend 29 April to 1 May 2023. Register for your local event now!
Hear Our Voice
Fair pay to address cost-of-living pressures, greater professional recognition of school officers and meaningful interventions into workload and work intensification are the top priorities for QLD Catholic members in this round of collective bargaining.
Once in a generation vote on First Nations Voice to Parliament
Unions are supporting a “yes” vote in the upcoming referendum, describing the vote as a “once in a generation” opportunity to recognise First Nations people.
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Our union was founded more than 100 years ago.
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IEU $1.3 million difference
Over $1.3 million in payments have been returned to members in the past financial year.
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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New laws to ensure psychological health and safety
The responsibility for schools to provide a psychologically safe workplace for employees may expand following the publication of Safe Work Australia’s new model code of practice Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work, as Rachel Drew and Aiyana O’Meara from Holding Redlich write.
Initial teacher education review must prioritise welfare of next generation of teachers
The federal Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) welcomes the opportunity to share the classroom insights and experiences of our 75,000 members as part of the Teacher Education Expert Panel consultation process following release of the Panel’s Discussion Paper.
Employers have no plan to fix workload crisis in Queensland Catholic schools
Queensland Catholic school employers have been called out for their failure to address, or even have a plan to fix, the current workload crisis facing the sector’s teachers.
Harmony Week 2023: Everyone Belongs
The importance of inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic backgrounds, is the focus of Harmony Week.
ABC staff to strike for secure, sustainable jobs
Union members at the ABC will take strike action next week as they continue their campaign for sustainable careers and equal pay for journalists in the regions, from diverse backgrounds and women.
Paid parental leave reforms pass Senate
Australian unions have welcomed the Labor federal government’s action to expand access to Paid Parental Leave to 26 weeks for workers and allow it to be more flexibly shared between new parents.
Early career teacher secures higher pay and classification with IEU support
The support of our union has helped a graduate teacher member progress through the classification scale and secure higher pay.
Unions win for working women
Last week’s International Working Women’s Day (IWWD) celebrations were an important reminder of the significant changes won by unions to improve the lives of women at work over the last year.
“Embrace Equity” for International Women’s Day
Today, 8 March is International Women’s Day (IWD) – a global day of celebration that recognises the social, economic and political achievements of women.
Formulaic test should be scrapped in face of AI
Education experts are calling for a radical change to the NAPLAN writing test to encourage students to “incorporate, critique, and exceed Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated writing”.