Media releases

11 June 2024: 

Our union is calling on the IGGS and IJGS Board of Trustees to take the action needed to ensure quality working conditions and quality education continue at the schools.

3 June 2024: 

Teachers and school support staff at IGGS and IJGS will strike tomorrow (Tuesday, 4 June 2024) for three (3) hours from 11:55am
until 2:55pm.

 29 May 2024: 

Teachers and school support staff at Ipswich Girls Grammar School (IGGS) will stop work next Tuesday, 4 June from 11:55am until 2:55pm


11 June 2024: Call for school board to take action following historic staff strike

3 June 2024: Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School and Ipswich Junior Grammar School teachers and support staff strike tomorrow

29 May 2024: Ipswich Girls Grammar teachers and support staff to strike

20 May 2024: Ipswich Girls Grammar teachers and support staff take industrial action for first time in school’s history

7 May: IEU welcomes paid practicum for teachers

26 March: Improved pay and conditions for VET trainers crucial to elevating the status of sector

22 March: School principals at breaking point under oppressive workloads

11 March: High Court dismisses Queensland Catholic school employer backpay challenge

5 March: Union welcomes Women and Girls’ Health Plan

27 February: Paid practicums crucial for future of teaching profession

15 February: ‘Right to disconnect’ a key win for education workers


22 September: QLD Catholic school staff have voted no to cuts to working conditions and call for action on workload and wages

11 September: Queensland Catholic school staff voting no to attack on rights at work

7 September: Employers seek biggest cuts to Catholic school staff working conditions in 20 years

24 August: Judges wowed by Queensland students’ literary prowess

22 August: Queensland Catholic school staff to strike tomorrow

17 August: 4000 Queensland Catholic school teachers and support staff to strike in over 100 schools next week

14 August: Thousands of Catholic school staff to stop work tomorrow

14 August: Toowoomba Catholic school staff to stop work tomorrow, 15 August 2023

11 August: Queensland Catholic school teachers to lose a day’s pay over 5-minute strike

11 August 2023: QLD Catholic employers warned over 5-minute strike wage loss

18 July 2023: Traffic lights signal ‘Stop-Go’ on AI

13 June 2023: Union welcomes free kindergarten for all 

3 May 2023: IEU-QNT welcomes government action on vaping

22 March 2023: Employers have no plan to fix workload crisis in QLD Catholic schools

28 February 2023: School leaders’ health survey reinforces education sector crisis

20 January 2023: Reducing teacher workloads key to improved student outcomes

17 January 2023: Free-fee training scheme should be expanded to private sector


24 November 2022: School staff welcome NT Anti-discrimination Act reforms

3 November 2022: Draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan welcomed but more to do

20 October 2022: School staff welcome proposed NT Anti-Discrimination Act change

18 August 2022: IEU members support AEU member striking to protect profession

1 March 2022: Union files dispute with industrial umpire over decision to reopen Brisbane Catholic schools

23 February 2022: State funding announcement reinforces viability of early childhood education sector

3 February 2022: Withdrawal of Citipointe Christian College “contracts” welcomed

1 February 2022: Citipointe Christian College must adhere to Anti-Discrimination Act

30 January 2022: IEU members welcome safe return to school plan | Five key measures critical in non-government sector

11 January 2022: Union absolutely rejects any change to end of scheduled school year

9 January 2022: Non-government employers have additional time to plan safe return following changes to school commencement date

7 January 2022: Union welcomes move to delay primary school return

6 January 2022: Federal government must resource school vaccination hubs to protect staff and students as Omicron surges

Media enquiries

Please direct any media enquiries to IEU-QNT Communications Manager Laura Wise via or 0419 653 131.