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Ensuring the safety of school staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic remains paramount.

Any IEU member in need of assistance with an emergency workplace issue should contact our union directly on FREECALL 1800 177 938 (QLD) or 1800 351 996 (NT).

Teachers’ desks & chairs removed without consultation

Employers should not be removing teachers’ desks and chairs without the appropriate consultation and consideration of workplace health and safety risks.

Accessing natural disaster and emergency leave

Where a natural disaster and/or emergency, and/or further outbreaks of COVID-19 occurs, our union is with our members every step of the way.

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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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Significant risks for staff participating in activities

School camps and excursions are back after a hiatus; however, significant risks still remain for staff participating in extra-curricular activities.

Federal government continues to fail women

This week’s move by the federal government to scrap its controversial plan to allow domestic violence survivors to access their superannuation is yet another reactionary move that reveals just how little it cares for women.

End of JobKeeper causing widespread ELICOS job losses

As the JobKeeper end date of 28 March approaches, members employed in the ELICOS sector are facing further devastation as private English language colleges across Australia close their doors.

Union assistance overturns two rejected WorkCover claims

The expert advice and support of our union has proved critical in having the recent rejection of WorkCover claims overturned for two members. IEU-QNT Industrial Officer Vaishi Raja said the two recent cases were an important reminder of the ways in which our union can...

Member action prevents WorkChoices 2.0

The determination and activism of union members across Australia has forced the federal government to abandon many of the worst aspects of the dangerous IR Omnibus Bill.

Outrageous: teachers’ desks & chairs removed, no consultation

Employers should not be removing teachers’ desks and chairs from classrooms without the appropriate consultation and agreement of teachers and consideration of workplace health and safety risks.

Thousands unite against gendered violence

Thousands of Australian women and allies rallied at nationwide Marches 4 Justice against gendered violence held last week.

Members say No Way! to bullying and violence

Today marks the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA): a day for IEU members, schools, students and the community to say Bullying. No Way!

Government abandons workers on wage theft

The federal government’s controversial Omnibus Industrial Relations (IR) Bill has passed through the Senate with significant amendments.

Members take action to save working conditions

Today, the Senate has started debating the Federal Government’s dangerous and extreme IR omnibus bill.

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