IEU-QNT members in Queensland Catholic schools have been engaged in collective bargaining with the goal of securing a fair outcome on working conditions for teachers and school support staff. 

Yet employers have failed to listen to employees’ key concerns, including a workload crisis that is seeing teachers leave the profession in droves and respect for school support staff through contemporary wages for the important work they do.


Employers put flawed and incomplete proposed agreement to ballot

Despite reaching no in-principle agreement with our union at the bargaining table, employers are going to ballot with a flawed and incomplete proposed agreement.

The employer ballot will be held from 12:01am Tuesday 12 September – 11:59pm Wednesday 20 September 2023.

Employees are being asked to vote on a document which attacks working rights and cuts conditions.

In the face of this unprecedented attack employees should vote ‘NO’.

Employers rely on threats rather than listening

From day one, Queensland Catholic school employers have conducted these collective bargaining negotiations with threats rather than listening to their employees.

    • Employer threat #1 (January 2023): Employees threatened with 30 June finalisation of negotiations or no increase from July/May.
    • Employer threat #2 (July 2023): Employees voting in protected action ballots threatened with loss of day’s pay if they took action.
    • Employer threat #3 (August 2023): Employees taking limited work bans threatened with loss of full day’s pay.
    • Employer threat #4 (September 2023): Employees threatened with loss of backpay if vote doesn’t go employers’ way.

Voting resources

Just some of the CUTS Queensland Catholic employers want to make to working conditions
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Queensland Catholic school staff are VOTING NO poster
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What working conditions are CUT in the Queensland Catholic employer document being put to ballot?
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