Education blog

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

Education HR review, and a member meeting next Monday

Posted by Kate Flanders on July 30, 2020

I hope you are all travelling well. It's obviously a continuing busy time.

I wanted to update you on two matters of great importance to our Education members.

Schools: Your two days of extra leave, and training next week

Posted by Kate Flanders on July 22, 2020

Great news! Together members in schools have also had the Minister offer you two extra paid days in Term 4, without debit to your leave.

Together in Education - Union Update

Posted by Kate Flanders on July 17, 2020

Check out the latest Department of Education union update below.

Thank you to members in Education!

Posted by Kate Flanders on June 26, 2020

Today marks the last day of Term 2, 2020.

What an extraordinary term this has been!

So much has changed over this term so quickly and at every stage it seemed like there was a new challenge: remote learning, remote working, and massive additional workloads for public servants.

On Wednesday the state government voted for legislative amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 2016 to give effect to the Premier’s announcement that there would be a 'wage freeze' in the 2020/2021 financial year.

Congratulations to Science Technicians!

Posted by Kate Flanders on June 10, 2020

Yesterday was certainly a great day with our Education Agreement being certified by the Industrial Relations Commission.

The journey to pay equity with your colleagues in Queensland Health has now spanned more than a decade. Today we have finally had our new Agreement certified which locks in the translation of therapists who are Professional Officers to the Health Practitioner stream.