2012 newsflashes

14 Dec 2012 : Enjoy a well deserved break

30 Nov 2012 : New schools agreement certified

Latest QTU Newsflash: Teachers' agreement certified | Schools staffing campaign

5 Nov 2012 : Issues for term four

29 Oct 2012 : QTU members accept government’s second EB offer

19 Oct 2012 : Take a stand for teachers! Celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2012

3 Oct 2012 : New government offer to go to member ballot

Member Newsflash: The QTU and the State Government have reached in-principle agreement over a revised EB7 offer that will now go to members for ballot. Read more here...

21 Sept 2012 : Work bans postponed so that negotiations can continue

The implementation of the package of work bans and limitations has been postponed until Monday 15 October, based on the progress of negotiations in the QIRC yesterday.

20 Sep 2012 : ECQ ballot confirms huge support for industrial action

QTU members across Queensland have voted overwhelmingly to support work bans, work limitations and a 24-hour stoppage...

18 Sep 2012: Overwhelming support for action in EB ballot

The final figures in the QTU ballot for EB7 industrial action show overwhelming support for both a 24-hour strike on Tuesday 16 October and the implementation of a package of eight work bans and counting has commenced in the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) ballot in which more than 22,000 members voted

14 Sep 2012 : The state budget and staffing

Member newsflash: Updates on the state budget and staffing; What members can do; Update on the EB7 protected industrial action ballots.

5 Sep 2012 : Independent Public Schools

What are the issues? - EB7ballot reminder - Catholic teachers strike - Stand for Queensland :day of action The QTU strongly advises that schools should not nominate or submit an EOI to become an Independent Public School (IPS)

29 Aug 2012 : one more reason to vote "YES" and rally

The Government has once again passed a series of changes to the Industrial Relations Act that attacks the working conditions of public servants, without any attempt to consult with unions. These changes were made in response to a Supreme Court challenge by unions to a directive issued by the Public Service Commissioner on Tuesday 31 July, which attempted to over-ride the job security and maximisation of permanency provisions in public sector awards and agreements.

22 Aug 2012 : Vote "YES" for industrial action

17 Aug 2012 : Third parliament house rally

Tuesday 21 August at 5.00pm – 6.00pm This rally will be web-streamed live

27 July 2012 : Notice of protected industrial action ballot

12 July 2012 : Government gives up on negotiations

QTU Member Newsflash: EB7 negotiations update, protected industrial action ballot, day of action date claimer

9 July 2012 : Major issues for term 3

In this issue: EB7 update; Independent Public Schools; LCCs; and teaching and learning audits.

18 June 2012 : EB7 campaign action

With two weeks before the nominal expiry date of the DETE Teachers’ Certified Agreement (the agreement) the EB7 campaign has reached an important time. Find out why we need to act now here...

22 June 2012 : EB7 ballot

Members have returned ballots with an overwhelming rejection of the government’s offer.

8 June 2012 : VOTE NO on government EB offer

It is the unanimous decision of the QTU Executive that the offer be rejected. Consequently, it is recommended that members vote NO in this ballot. Why you should vote NO ...

6 June 2012: Offer rejected - EB campaign continues

The QTU Executive met this morning and rejected the EB package offered by the government yesterday morning and distributed directly to members by the department late yesterday. The QTU will seek to continue negotiations next Tuesday.

22 May 2012 : Respect teachers - negotiate now

16 May 2012:QTU directive on teaching and learning audits continues

1 May 2012 : Labour Day 2012

30 Mar 2012 : Teaching and learning audits

9 Mar 2012 : Getting it right on C2C

24 Feb 2012 : C2C – your professional choice

7 Feb 2012 : urgent action required on school funding

14 Feb 2012 : Minister clarifies school autonomy

24 Jan 2012 : Crunch time for campaigns

First term of 2012 will be a busy one for the Union with some significant campaigns in full flight. Read more here

30 Jan 2012 : QTU member involvement in Teaching and Learning Audits suspended (Newsflash 2-12)