$13k back pay for wrongly classified teacher

$13k back pay for wrongly classified teacher

An IEU member has secured more than $13,000 in back pay and is now correctly classified after our union’s intervention with the employer. The Queensland-based teacher member contacted our union for assistance after suspecting they were incorrectly classified and being...
Outstanding members celebrated for making a difference

Outstanding members celebrated for making a difference

Our union’s annual Member Awards were presented to recipients at the 2022 IEU-QNT AGM, recognising the contributions of some of our most outstanding activists. John (Max) MacDermott Union Activist Award John (Max) MacDermott was a respected teacher at Mercy College,...
Paid parental leave expansion step in right direction

Paid parental leave expansion step in right direction

Unions have welcomed the Albanese federal government’s commitment to expand access to Paid Parental Leave to 26 weeks for Australian workers. The new scheme is a positive development which will significantly increase the overall amount of leave available while also...
Historic: paid domestic violence leave for all workers

Historic: paid domestic violence leave for all workers

All workers will have access to 10 days’ paid family and domestic violence (FDV) leave in a historic move that follows an enduring union campaign. Unions have been campaigning for paid FDV leave for more than a decade. That campaign has seen life-saving paid FDV leave...
IEU makes $1.3 million difference

IEU makes $1.3 million difference

Over $1.3 million in payments have been returned to members in the past financial year. IEU-QNT’s industrial team secured the $1,307,750 sum across a range of cases related to unfair dismissals, redundancies, underpayments and other settlements. Key cases included:...
Catholic members ready to have voice heard

Catholic members ready to have voice heard

Unsustainable workloads, fair pay and career pathways are the top priorities for Queensland Catholic members as preparations for collective bargaining continue. IEU-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said a record number of IEU members had their voice heard via the...
Unions win historic wage increase

Unions win historic wage increase

A quarter of Australian workers will get a pay rise following a union campaign which lead to today’s Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision to increase the minimum wage. The increase will be 5.2 per cent for those on the minimum wage and an increase of 4.6 per cent, or...
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...
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...
278% wage win for members

278% wage win for members

Casual boarding staff in Northern Territory Catholic schools working on public holidays will receive 278% of their ordinary pay rate following IEU action. Our union took action in Fair Work Commission (FWC) after members at one NT school reported they were not...
Morrison to cut tradie’s pay if re-elected

Morrison to cut tradie’s pay if re-elected

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that if re-elected he will tie pay rises for thousands of construction workers to the rate of increase in the National Minimum Wage.  Morrison’s new Greenfields Agreement policy would represent a pay cut for huge numbers of...
IEU WA members say no to inferior agreement

IEU WA members say no to inferior agreement

Teachers in Western Australian Catholic schools have voted down an inferior collective agreement that would have cut working conditions. In a show of solidarity against an employer determined to undermine hard-won conditions, IEU members made it clear they would not...
NCCD workload breakthrough

NCCD workload breakthrough

IEU members have put employers across our sector on notice regarding excessive demands of staff completing the NCCD process. his follows our union’s consultation with the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) at a federal level about the minimum...
Collective voice driving bargaining outcomes

Collective voice driving bargaining outcomes

IEU members are driving widespread enhancements to employment conditions in the non-government sector despite a challenging bargaining system. Our union has negotiated an unprecedented 35 single site collective agreements in 2021 alone. These agreements have set...
Time to #ThankQldTeachers this World Teachers’ Day

Time to #ThankQldTeachers this World Teachers’ Day

Queensland will celebrate World Teachers’ Day this year on Friday, 29 October with school communities across the state encouraged to #ThankQldTeachers. With the South-East Queensland Ekka public holiday now falling on Friday 29 October 2021, school communities in the...
Major win for McCain workers

Major win for McCain workers

After facing two unlawful lockouts, McCain workers in Tasmania have secured a major win on their wages and conditions. The new in-principle agreement secured by members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) will see working conditions for factory...
NCCD survey shines spotlight on workloads

NCCD survey shines spotlight on workloads

The significant workload and work intensification caused by the NCCD as well as subsequent stress for members, is the focus of a new IEU survey. IEU-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said our union is seeking to identify specific issues of implementation and ways these...
Employers reject primary PCT changes

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.  IEU-QNT Assistant Secretary Brad Hayes said members proposed a provision to match...