Newsflash no. 07-18
Details on Labour Day weekend events around the state and don't forget the Climate Survey in week 3.
20 April 2018 : NAPLAN Online Ban, Fair Funding Now, Change the Rules, Labour Day – a term of action
In this issue: Directive to ban NAPLAN Online | Anti-bullying Roundtable
update on NAPLAN Online | Mandatory all staff training | student free days and more
Each election, the QTU compares the track record and policies of the political parties and seeks commitments on education and industrial relations (IR) in particular. Here’s our assessment.
The outcomes of state elections are always important to QTU members: they are effectively voting for their employer, a decision which has a direct impact on their working conditions and job security, as well as school resources and funding.
13 September 2017: Two important chances to have your say – brought to you by the Turnbull government
In this issue: Turnbull government’s “Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools” (Note: Timeline extended to 2 November)| Turnbull government’s marriage equality postal survey | Teacher transfers 2017
The QTU has received a full briefing from DET on the 2017-18 budget outcomes and the budget papers have now been subjected to further analysis.
At the close of the ballot, more than 20,000 members have had their say ...
Back to industrial basics for 2017 - ensuring that all conditions in certified agreements are implemented in schools
The Queensland Teachers’ Union State Council has now determined that the QTU will withdraw support for the introduction of NAPLAN Online.
Also in this edition: QCAA senior subject syllabus development - have your say | Commercialisation in Public Schooling survey
On Tuesday 2 August, the Queensland Government approved a new offer to Queensland state school teachers and principals. A ballot of QTU members will be conducted to consider the new offer.
The ballot remains open past the initial closing date of 29 July (because of the late distribution of material to smaller schools) but the support for the three motions is overwhelming.
Vote "YES" for action to achieve better pay and conditions
26 July 2016: QTU members win - government to identify core Australian Curriculum and revise C2C to reduce teacher workload
After 18 months of intensive lobbying by the QTU on behalf of members, the state government has announced that a ‘core Australian Curriculum’ will be defined, and accompanying C2C resources will be revised...
The main unresolved issues | the ECQ Ballot | the QTU Ballot | if a better offer is made?
In this issue: Your vote can win Gonski | EB8 - two votes in term three | The state budget and superannuation
In this issue:update on EB8 | Federal election - To Gonski or not? | Superannuation and the federal budget | CIPS research project
The Federal Coalition’s education policy released on 1 May and its federal budget delivered on 3 May have finally answered two important questions about the current government.
newsflash 08 2016
19 Feb 2016 : Don’t miss your chance to reduce your workload – help identify the core P-10 Australian Curriculum
Give feedback on the implementation of the P-10 Australian Curriculum in QCAA forums and webinars, between late February and early March 2016
The QTU will this week continue the process of finalising the draft log of claims by consulting with members at area meetings and in conjunction with some branch annual general meetings.
In this issue: Australian Curriculum | EB | New joint statements | Recruitment | QCAA senior syllabus learning area reference groups | New leadership team for QTU | Design the QTU's next Labour Day T-shirt
In this issue: Australian Curriculum | Workload and joint statements | Rollout of additional teachers | Investing for Success | Review of industrial relations | IPS evaluation | Other achievements | Changes in QTU leadership | Looking forwards
2016 IPS announced today following a comprehensive selection process based on a new methodology | Have your say on EB8 claim | Survey regarding senior assessment
Gonski week brought together a number of themes that are central to the work of Queensland’s state school teachers and principals.
Revised Australian Curriculum, plus digital technologies in Queensland - Coding and robotics - Education plan
The Qld Government allocation of federal funding to state schools has moved closer to the model of a base level of funding, plus loadings aimed at overcoming students’ educational disadvantage – that is, the model advocated by the Gonski review of schools funding.
Over the three years, will more than replace the 519 full-time equivalent teaching positions cut by the previous LNP government from the start of 2013
The QTU and the AEU have condemned Federal Education Minister's decision to remove the representative voice of teachers and school leaders from the AITSL board and committees.
The Palaszczuk government’s senior secondary announcement provides a good platform for positive decision-making on a new senior secondary assessment and tertiary entrance system for Queensland.
The QTU has endorsed two candidates, Alota Lima and Natalie Clarke, in the QCT board election ...
The directive to halt implementation (including familiarisation) of any new learning areas of the Australian Curriculum until further notice is withdrawn. As a result of the Minister’s communication, there is no requirement for any school to implement or begin the process of implementation of any new subject or learning area in 2015.
In this issue: Promises kept | Education spending | Clarification on Super and LSL and more
Also in this issue: Curriculum implementation update | Teacher transfers
The new State Government has taken action to remedy some of the changes to the Industrial Relations Act made by the former LNP government.
When do students require/NOT require an ICP?Who develops an ICP? What happens now?