25 Year Members honoured

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. In 2012, our union initiated a program to recognise members who achieved a quarter century of...
Close the Gap Day 2023

Close the Gap Day 2023

IEU Branch Secretary, and caretaker of our union’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Terry Burke said taking action on Close the Gap Day was more important than ever. “Unfortunately, the most recent annual Closing the Gap report indicates only limited progress for...
Member voices heard at Early Years Summit

Member voices heard at Early Years Summit

Our union has welcomed our members’ voices being heard at the recent National Early Years Summit in Canberra to develop the Commonwealth Early Years Strategy. Last month’s Summit was attended by a diverse range of industry stakeholders who participated in the...
Members recognised for Catholic education contribution

Members recognised for Catholic education contribution

Two IEU-QNT members have been acknowledged for their outstanding contributions within the Queensland Catholic education community at the 2022 Spirit of Catholic Education Awards. Members Kay Holmes from Our Lady’s College (Brisbane) and Brian Cantwell from St Joseph’s...
IEU members secure interim wage relief

IEU members secure interim wage relief

Our union’s strong collective voice has again made a difference, securing the payment of an interim 2% pay rise for Catholic school staff in a meeting between our union and employer representatives yesterday (Monday, 30 May). IEU-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said...
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...
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...