National Sorry Day is a time for action

National Sorry Day is a time for action

26 May is National Sorry Day, a day to remember and acknowledge the shameful mistreatment of First Nations Peoples and the Stolen Generations who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. 26 May 2022 also marks five years since the Uluru Statement...
Australians have voted for change

Australians have voted for change

A new government brings new opportunities to achieve the real change our members have been calling for, writes IEU-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke. While the election is over, our union’s advocacy continues and we are ready to be part of change. We are ready to make...
Mould at work is a health and safety issue

Mould at work is a health and safety issue

Recent wet weather and unseasonably high levels of humidity across Queensland has led to an increase in the prevalence of mould being reported at school sites. Members should be aware of the dangers associated with mould in the workplace and ensure their IEU chapter...
Wages frozen: employees told to wait

Wages frozen: employees told to wait

Queensland Catholic employers seeking to freeze school officer wages despite the deepening cost of living crisis, with teachers likely to follow. School officers and services staff should have received a wage increase from 1 May 2022 with teachers scheduled for an...
Members celebrate the IEU difference

Members celebrate the IEU difference

IEU members joined tens of thousands of union members from across Queensland and the Northern Territory over the long weekend to celebrate Labour Day/ May Day 2022. This year, members took part in events held in Alice Springs, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Darwin,...
Celebrate Labour Day/May Day this weekend

Celebrate Labour Day/May Day this weekend

This Labour Day/May Day long weekend, members will gather across Queensland and the Northern Territory to celebrate the IEU difference. Festivities return to a more familiar calendar of events this year after pandemic disruptions. Members have been on the frontline...
NAIDOC Week 2022

NAIDOC Week 2022

Held between Sunday, 3 July and Sunday, 10 July, NAIDOC Week 2022’s theme of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! acknowledges First Nations Peoples’ proud history of getting up, standing up and showing up. From the frontier wars and our earliest resistance fighters to our...
National Reconciliation Week 2022

National Reconciliation Week 2022

Held annually, National Reconciliation Week (NRW) occurs between 27 May and 3 June, dates which mark historically significant milestones for First Nations People and Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and the Mabo decision. Be Brave. Make Change....
Close the Gap Day 2022: Know Your Country campaign

Close the Gap Day 2022: Know Your Country campaign

As Close the Gap Day 2022 on 17 March approaches, our union encourages members to contemplate the persisting gap in outcomes between First Nations and non-First Nations Peoples. To mark the Close the Gap Day this year, we encourage IEU Chapters to take proactive and...
Chapter fights back over excessive hours

Chapter fights back over excessive hours

IEU member action has made the difference in overcoming an employer attempt to direct teachers to work beyond their hours of duty. In this case, an IEU Chapter Rep suspected teachers at a metropolitan Catholic primary school were working in excess of the hours of duty...
IEU activists in the spotlight

IEU activists in the spotlight

Nominations are now open for our union’s annual Member Awards, which are held each year to recognise the dedication and contribution of outstanding IEU-QNT member activists. IEU-QNT Assistant Secretary Rebecca Sisson said the Member Awards were an important occasion...
Catholic Cairns member recognised

Catholic Cairns member recognised

An IEU-QNT member has been acknowledged for her outstanding contribution to the Queensland Catholic education community as part of the 2021 Spirit of Catholic Education Awards. As part of Catholic Education Week 2021 celebrations, IEU member Ann Blakeney, a prep...
NAIDOC Week – Heal Country!

NAIDOC Week – Heal Country!

NAIDOC Week 2021 will be held from Sunday, 4 July to Sunday, 11 July. IEU-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations peoples...
Members fight back against insecure work

Members fight back against insecure work

IEU-QNT members are continuing the fight against the insidious nature of insecure work by taking action to prevent the misuse of fixed-term contracts in their workplaces. It comes as The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) called for Australia to commit to...
National Sorry Day 2021

National Sorry Day 2021

National Sorry Day is observed annually on 26 May and is a time to remember and acknowledge the appalling mistreatment of First Nations Peoples who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’. Additionally,...
Members say No Way! to bullying and violence

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! As the country’s key bullying prevention initiative, the NDA aims to connect schools and communities to find...