We are negotiating our wages and conditions in Education for the next 3 years. It's an important time to be an active union member.
By now you have probably read the news of an in-principle agreement between the state government and the Queensland Teachers Union (QTU).
The provisions of the in-principle agreement include a 2.5% EB wage increase, and a $1250 signing bonus, with greater opportunities for professional development and reclassification for principals and other school leaders, to name just a few points.
This is good news for our state's hard-working teachers, who absolutely deserve to be recognised and supported by their employer.
Today's news also shows that Together members were absolutely right to reject the disrespectful, low offers made by the government in 2018.The government apparently has money in the budget to pay considerable increases to its teaching staff – but that was certainly not what Together members were told last year and this year.
It was even more disappointing that after you let the Department know that the offer was not enough, in 2019 they produced no further offers.
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