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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.

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!

IEU $1.3 million difference

Over $1.3 million in payments have been returned to members in the past financial year.

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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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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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”.

Shortened ITE courses won’t fix a retention problem

Attempts to drastically shorten ITE programs and send people into classrooms before they are prepared raise significant concerns for our union.

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