What we do

Our union is the leading voice campaigning to improve the working lives of employees in faith-based and independent schools.

We are a member-led organisation, governed by an executive comprised of members from across Queensland and the Northern Territory. Find out more about our union’s Branch Executive here.

Our union is staffed by experienced union organisers, industrial and professional staff. Click here to find out more about our organisational structure and staff.

Our union supports a range of member committees and networks that allow all members to have a voice on the issues that matter to them. Click here to find out more about our networks and committees.

Our core work includes:

Bargaining for enhanced wages and conditions.

Supporting members through industrial and other work-related matters.

Providing members with insurance and expert support when facing any issues at work.

Contributing to a better society through the pursuit of social justice, including advocacy for First Nations Peoples, women and the LGBTIQ+ community.

Elevating the status of the profession by representing members on government bodies and through the media.

Supporting members to build their skills by providing quality professional development.

Fostering connections with like-minded organisations to maximise benefits to our members.

Union membership is an investment in your career as well as a commitment to protecting the teaching profession and the education sector.

Being an IEU-QNT member means always having someone there to support you when you face challenges at work. Joining our union also ensures there will always be a strong voice fighting for the profession.

Our membership fees reflect the level of professional representation and support we provide to members.

Fee levels for all members are based on annual salary rates and are fully tax deductible. We also offer reduced fee rates to graduate teachers, relief and supply staff and members on parental or unpaid leave.

Student membership, for those studying education at university, is free of charge as part of our commitment to supporting the next generation of teachers.

Click here to view our current fee rates.