Education Arbitration blog

Welcome to the Together Department of Education Arbitration blog. See below for updates about the arbitration for your wages and conditions.

For details on our claim in Arbitration, click here.

Education: Our arbitration - wages and conditions

Posted by Kate Flanders on October 3, 2019

Last week we had another four days of hearings as part of our arbitration before the independent umpire, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.

Education: wages policy and our arbitration this week

Posted by Alex Scott on September 23, 2019

As some members would have seen over the weekend the government announced a change to their wages policy – saying that now the wages policy is for 2.5% plus a $1250 one-off payment.

Union News – Arbitration this week for Education members

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 6, 2019

This week we have been putting forward our evidence in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission as part of our arbitration seeking fair wages and conditions for all Together members in the Department of Education.

Education: Another photo of our wonderful delegates in Arbitration

Posted by Together Queensland on September 6, 2019

Our delegates are doing an amazing job!

Education: Day 1 of Arbitration hearings

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 2, 2019

Day 1 of hearings for our arbitration today! Our witnesses were all ready to go this morning. Each day this week delegates will be giving evidence in support of our claims. We were joined today by delegate Elisha and her gorgeous littlest Together-an – Elisha came along to add moral support to her colleagues giving evidence! For a reminder of what we are giving evidence about today it’s equal pay for equal work!


Education: Wages, Superannuation, Employment Security

Posted by Alex Scott on August 15, 2019

We are in the midst of preparations for the arbitration of your wages and conditions under the Department of Education agreement. This is our big case about your pay rise and other improvements that we are seeking to progression, classifications, workloads and hours of work.

Education: The latest on your wages and arbitration

Posted by Together Queensland on July 17, 2019

I hope you are having a great start to Term 3.

This Term we (finally) have the hearing dates for our arbitration, which is the process we are currently in to address our claims for wages and key conditions for Education staff.