Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Secretary Sally McManus said the union movement welcomed the passing of major parts of the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023, which comes as an early Christmas present for working people.
Our union’s campaign to Close the Industrial Gap continues through our advocacy.
25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which also marks the beginning of 16 days of action against gender-based violence.
The passing of new legislation that would get wages moving and help restore the rights of working people is being blocked in Parliament following a shameful campaign by big business.
A full bench of Federal Court judges has ruled two Queensland Catholic school teachers are entitled to pay rises secured by new collective agreements despite the employees resigning before the replacement agreements took effect.
With half of all student teachers failing to finish their teaching degree, a major rethink is needed on how the next generation of teachers can be better supported to complete their studies and stay in the teaching profession.
Our union’s expert advice and support has helped two members secure successful WorkCover claims for work-related psychological injuries. IEU-QNT Industrial Officer Nick Sahlqvist said the recent cases reinforced the importance of contacting our union as early as...
Sexual harassment in higher education workplaces has risen more than 52%, according to a new National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) survey.
Our union has helped a school officer secure continuing employment status after experiencing 12 years of rolling fixed-term contracts.
In a significant step towards promoting family well-being and gender equality in the workforce, the Australian government has introduced legislation to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks by 2026.
An IEU member has recently received over $80,000 in backpay after receiving support from our union.
Dr Glenys Mann from Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education is seeking expressions of interest from teachers in the non-government education sector to participate in her upcoming research project.
Avoid an uncomfortable situation with your employer upon returning to work.
As we begin what will likely be a very hot summer season, IEU members should check whether they have access to natural disaster leave provisions in their collective agreement to be prepared for extreme weather events.
The next stage of development is underway for the Middle Leader Professional Standards, with trials having commenced in Queensland schools during Term 4.
Union members fight for change every day in their workplaces, industries, professions and communities.
In many respects, the implications of AI on assessment practices have been more thoroughly considered than other, broader issues.
Australia’s first Framework for Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Schools has been officially endorsed by Education Ministers, but the profession remains waiting to see a final copy.
The findings from a review of the IEU Mentoring Program show that participating members have overwhelmingly found the program beneficial, with some providing suggestions for practical changes to improve future programs.
As the first cohort of Trade to Teach Internship Program participants near the end of their first year of university study, our union reiterates that alternative pathways to the teaching profession must be appropriately resourced and funded to successfully attract and retain quality teachers.
Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) has completed a review of their Transitioning from provisional to full registration policy following feedback from stakeholders, including our union. IEU-QNT Research Officer Dr Adele Schmidt said QCT completed consultation with...
AITSL released draft guidelines for induction of early career teachers and new school leaders.
The IEU-QNT 25-year membership program recognises and celebrates long-standing members.
Queensland Catholic school employers have shamefully failed to hear members’ concerns and are essentially putting the same document that IEU members first rejected in October to a second ballot.
As World Teachers’ Day 2023 approaches, our union is celebrating the achievements of IEU-QNT members who have been honoured with Teach X Awards.
Our union has seen an increase in the frequency of non-compete clauses in employment contracts.
Over $1.1 million in compensation, underpayments and allowances have been returned to members in the past year.
Thousands of Australian early childhood teachers employed by long day care centres and other service providers are set for better wages and working conditions after a joint union application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) was approved.
The rate of workplace deaths in Australia remains shamefully high, with the latest statistics by Safe Work Australia reporting 195 workplace fatalities occurred in 2022.
The ACTU have called for roadblocks in the way of the Bill advancing in Parliament to be removed.
Teachers and support staff in nearly 300 Queensland Catholic schools across the state have voted no to an employer attempt to cut current working conditions.
Gather your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues, and join together to Walk for YES.
Teachers and support staff in Queensland Catholic schools across the state are set to vote no to cuts to current working conditions as an employer document goes to ballot tomorrow.
Artistically talented students have impressed the judges at last night’s IEU-QNT Excellence in Art Design Awards.
Queensland Catholic school employers seek ballot on a document that cuts many long-held working conditions.
IEU members at a Queensland Catholic school have been allocated paid time to complete compulsory professional development.
Our union’s advocacy has led to a member being paid out their long service leave (LSL) entitlement upon termination
Big businesses are enjoying record profits while ordinary Australians struggle to cope with crippling cost-of-living pressures.
A Melbourne chef proved she was paid $15,000 less than male chefs but her former employer won’t be held to account.
Queensland school students with a flair for writing were celebrated last night (23 August) as part of the IEU-QN) annual Literary Competition.
Over 4000 IEU-QNT members across 106 Queensland Catholic schools took strike action today (Wednesday, 23 August) for one (1) hour between 10am until 11am.
Over 4000 Independent Education Union – Queensland and Northern Territory (IEU-QNT) members across 106 Queensland Catholic schools are taking strike action tomorrow (Wednesday, 23 August) for one (1) hour between 10am until 11am.
Our federal union is continuing to ensure members’ voices are heard regarding the contentious issue of using AI in schools.
Over 4000 teachers and support staff in 106 Queensland Catholic schools will strike from 10am until 11am next Wednesday, 23 August 2023.
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is leading a review of the P–10 Australian Curriculum Languages to ensure the needs of students are met now and in the future.
With unsustainable workloads and work intensification driving teachers out of the profession, workload impact tests must form part of any new school initiatives.
Thousands of employees across 34 Queensland Catholic schools will take protected industrial action tomorrow, Tuesday 15 August 2023.
Hundreds of employees across 13 Toowoomba Catholic schools will take protected industrial action tomorrow, Tuesday 15 August 2023.
In an Australian first, thousands of Queensland Catholic school employees in over 100 schools are set to lose a full day’s pay for taking a five-minute work stoppage and a range of limited work bans on Tuesday, 15 August 2023.
Queensland Catholic employers have been warned against major wage deduction of employees’ pay over a five-minute work stoppage next week.
National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members have secured a sector-leading 18% pay rise for staff at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
Draft guidelines for the induction of new teachers and school leaders released.
Our union’s support has helped a member transition to retirement after their employer gave them incorrect advice. The member was interested in a reduction from five to three working days per week as part of a transition to retirement, as they are entitled to under...
Our union has ensured members’ voices have been heard as part of the Queensland Government’s new VET strategy.
Nurses employed by the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) in Queensland are fighting for better pay rates, with most currently receiving more than 25% less than colleagues in public and private hospitals.
Retirement from the workforce marks an exciting and significant milestone in a worker’s lifetime, and our union is here to support members through the process.
2.5% wage offer slammed by public sector and non-govt sector unions
The TUH Bursary was designed with a clear purpose: to empower and support educators.
IEU members employed in Brisbane, Cairns and Toowoomba Catholic schools or Queensland Anglican schools are eligible to participate in a fortnight-long exchange to Alberta, Canada.
Recommendations miss the mark on addressing problems with Initial Teacher Education.
Renewal of National School Reform Agreement must consider resourcing excessive workloads.
Our union and the Queensland Teachers’ Union have jointly published materials to assist members in using artificial intelligence.
IEU Chapters have seen off an employer plan to only pay wage increases to some staff.
The tragic death of a food delivery rider is a stark reminder of the need to improve safety.
IEU members employed in early childhood education centres are encouraged to have their say as part of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s (ACECQA) review of staffing and qualification regulations under the National Quality Framework (NQF)....
Cheque payments of 4 cents for royalty rights abound and coupled with the threat of jobs losses to the use of artificial intelligence (AI), members of the Screen Actors Guild have moved to strike action.
An $8 million underpayment of University of Wollongong (UOW) staff reflects a systemic culture of wage theft in the sector.
The intervention of our union has led to several IEU members being converted from fixed-term to continuing employment status.
IEU members employed at the Islamic College of Brisbane have secured 20 days of paid pandemic leave in their new collective agreement.
Our union has joined a coalition of 70 organisations supporting a Voice to Parliament for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Our union and the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) have jointly developed an innovative traffic light rating system and set of resources to guide teachers’ use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education.
Teaching and educational support staff incur many expenses which can be claimed as a deduction, but these can be tricky to navigate.
This week, the federal government passed the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting worker entitlements) Bill 2023 in parliament.
A series of union applications for Protected Action Ballot Orders (PABO) filed with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) have now been issued by the Fair Work Commission.
Queensland Catholic school employers have given employees a ‘take it or leave it’ position regarding the current negotiations for a replacement collective agreement.
The OECD has found corporate profits have contributed far more to Australia’s drive in inflation than wage growth.
Our union’s advocacy has led to an employer quickly withdrawing their direction for an IEU member to undergo an independent medical examination (IME) as part of their return to work.
Australian union members have welcomed the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to support vulnerable workers by granting a record increase to the minimum wage.
New laws announced by the federal government will make it a criminal offence to exploit migrant workers.
Our union and the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) have published a set of documents to advise members on using artificial intelligence (AI) in schools.
Our union continues to ensure members’ voices are heard in developing the Commonwealth ECE Strategy.
Our union is advocating for a focus on all Middle Leader (ML) roles, and not just curriculum leaders, as part of developing a new ML professional standard.
Our union has provided a submission to the current independent review of the Queensland Non-State Schools Accreditation Framework.
Queensland Catholic school employers are using the current collective bargaining negotiations to directly attack a critical employee working right held for close to 30 years.
Quality mentoring has proven to be highly beneficial to early career teachers, reducing rates of stress and burnout.
NAIDOC Week 2023 will be held between Sunday, 2 July and Sunday, 9 July.
The Federal Government has announced that employers will pay superannuation on the same day as wages, a move welcomed by our union.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is occurs every year 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 historic Mabo decision.
The 2023-2024 federal budget announced overnight is a positive start to beginning the long-term repair of a broken education system in Australia after a decade of neglect by the previous coalition government.
Our union has been participating in ongoing consultation regarding a rewrite of the Northern Territory (NT) government’s Education Legislation.
A McDonald’s franchisee in Murray Bridge, South Australia, has paid a fine of $275,000 after admitting to unlawfully discouraging staff from joining their union over a five-year period.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) will be held on 17 May 2023.
The federal Minister for Education, Jason Clare, has announced the members of the National School Reform Agreement (NSRA) Ministerial Reference Group which will include the IEU.
IEU-QNT members now have access to a suite of new professional development (PD) opportunities through the QuEST platform, expanding the range of member-exclusive benefits.
Members at Mackay Christian College are the first single-site school in the region to secure a paid pandemic leave entitlement in their new collective agreement.
On 28 April every year, we remember those who have been killed or injured at work.
Labour Day/May Day celebrations to include focus on a successful Voice to Parliament referendum.
Almost half Australia’s transport gig economy workers earn less than minimum wage despite working long hours in unsafe conditions.
The responsibility for schools to provide a psychologically safe workplace for employees may expand following the publication of Safe Work Australia’s new model code of practice Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work, as Rachel Drew and Aiyana O’Meara from Holding Redlich write.
The federal Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) welcomes the opportunity to share the classroom insights and experiences of our 75,000 members as part of the Teacher Education Expert Panel consultation process following release of the Panel’s Discussion Paper.