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At every stage of your career union membership means better wages, improved working conditions and a stronger voice for the profession.

1.1 million reasons to be a member

Over $1.1 million in compensation, underpayments and allowances have been returned to IEU members in the past year.

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Our union was founded more than 100 years ago. We are the only strong, united voice for employees in the non-government education sector.

25 Year Members honoured

The IEU-QNT 25-year membership program recognises and celebrates members who have shown their commitment to the power of the collective for such a significant length of time.

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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Ensuring viable career pathways for First Nations education workers

Our union’s campaign to Close the Industrial Gap continues through our advocacy.

No Excuse – Invest to prevent violence against women and girls

25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which also marks the beginning of 16 days of action against gender-based violence.

Urgent support for workers blocked in Parliament

The passing of new legislation that would get wages moving and help restore the rights of working people is being blocked in Parliament following a shameful campaign by big business.

Queensland Catholic teachers allowed back pay despite resignation

A full bench of Federal Court judges has ruled two Queensland Catholic school teachers are entitled to pay rises secured by new collective agreements despite the employees resigning before the replacement agreements took effect. 

Student teachers should be paid for practicum placements

With half of all student teachers failing to finish their teaching degree, a major rethink is needed on how the next generation of teachers can be better supported to complete their studies and stay in the teaching profession.

WorkCover wins for psychological injuries

Our union’s expert advice and support has helped two members secure successful WorkCover claims for work-related psychological injuries. IEU-QNT Industrial Officer Nick Sahlqvist said the recent cases reinforced the importance of contacting our union as early as...

Shocking rise in sexual harassment at universities

Sexual harassment in higher education workplaces has risen more than 52%, according to a new National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) survey.

Permanency secured after 12 years of fixed-term contracts

Our union has helped a school officer secure continuing employment status after experiencing 12 years of rolling fixed-term contracts.

Increase in parental leave welcomed

In a significant step towards promoting family well-being and gender equality in the workforce, the Australian government has introduced legislation to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks by 2026.

$80,000 backpay secured for member

An IEU member has recently received over $80,000 in backpay after receiving support from our union.

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