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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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Members celebrate Careers You Can Count On

The vital role school support staff play in education and the ways in which our union is working to ensure they have careers they can count on was recognised as part of recent School Officer Day celebrations held on Wednesday, 9 June.

New super laws put retirements at risk

The federal government claims its Your Super, Your Future bill, which recently passed the lower house, will save workers $17.2 billion over the next decade.

Image credit- Union Aid Abroad APHEDA, UNAER agroforestry activity in Timor-Leste using the integrated farming model.

IEUA assistance for Timor-Leste union farming communities

Our union, through its federal body, the IEUA, has continued its longstanding support of the developing country of Timor-Leste, recently donating funds through Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA to the Strengthening and Supporting Rural Farmers Organisations project in the country.

Rushed Medicare changes to cost patients

The federal government will introduce a significant overhaul to Medicare rebates from 1 July and expose Australians to unexpected out-of-pocket medical costs.

Work shouldn’t hurt: new ACTU survey to better address unsafe workplaces

While the Australian union movement continues its lengthy history of campaigning against unsafe and unhealthy working conditions, sadly, many workers across different industries are still subjected to a range of health and safety risks.

Members take action over performance management issues

Queensland Catholic school members will now have a refined unsatisfactory performance management process after our union met with the employers over reports ‘informal chats’ were being used to start formal unsatisfactory performance management procedures.

14-day contracts used by NT Catholic employer

In an outrageous instance of fixed-term contract misuse, our union has been made aware of a Northern Territory Catholic employer hiring casual school officers on contracts which are described as being just 14 days in length.

Members fight back against insecure work

IEU-QNT members are continuing the fight against the insidious threat of insecure work by taking action to prevent the misuse of fixed-term contracts in their workplaces.

Instrumental music instructors denied recognition and respect

The working conditions of instrumental music instructors across Queensland continue to be left in limbo thanks to employer inaction.

Employers reject primary PCT changes

Queensland Anglican employers have rejected any changes to Preparation and Correction Time (PCT) for primary school teachers as current collective bargaining negotiations continue.

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