Education blog

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

Here's the latest update for Schools members.


Last week the Department confirmed that very long term temporary and casual staff with over four years of continuous service would be offered permanent employment.


Improving the conditions of IT staff in schools.

Posted by Thom Ryan on May 21, 2021

As IT staff in Queensland schools, your work has made it possible for schools to continue delivering education during the last 18 months.


Big win for job security!

In exciting news today the Minister and Department have confirmed that over 800 staff who have been very long term temporary or casual will be offered permanent employment.


COVID lockdown State wide implications and other updates for Education.

Posted by Together Queensland on March 29, 2021

It’s hard to believe it’s almost Easter! You have done an incredible job over the past twelve months keeping each other and your communities safe. We know that right now is also a difficult time, you might be thinking “didn’t this happen last year?”. 


Education: Science Technician Pay

Posted by Thom Ryan on March 17, 2021

Union members have raised concerns about how the TO-translation affects annual increment dates and pay-points. If you need assistance please contact your union office.


Yesterday we met with senior representatives of the Department at the Agency Consultative Committee. This is the peak consultative committee for the Department of Education.