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Darling Downs Catholic school staff strike tomorrow

Independent Education Union - Queensland and Northern Territory (IEU-QNT) 2 mins read

 

WHAT: Strike action and meeting of Catholic school teachers and support staff members of the Independent Education Union – Queensland and Northern Territory (IEU-QNT).

 

WHEN/WHERE: 10am Wednesday, 23 August 2023 at Urban Grounds Café – 210 Herries Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350

 

WHY:  IEU members are taking this action to have their voice heard on critical concerns related to the workload crisis in schools and the fact support staff in Queensland Catholic schools are still paid outdated and unfair wage rates.

 

INTERVIEWS & IMAGES AVAILABLE: IEU members with campaign placards and IEU-QNT Darling Downs Organiser Matt Kliese is available for interview.

 

IEU-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said employees had no choice but to take strike action.

 

“Queensland Catholic school employers have failed to take the steps needed to protect working and learning conditions in their schools,” Mr Burke said.

 

“We have a workload crisis in our schools that needs to be addressed.

 

“Meanwhile, support staff in Queensland Catholic schools are still paid outdated and unfair wage rates.

 

“There are some significant challenges facing Queensland Catholic schools which have major impacts on staff and students.

 

“Our members are taking this action to raise the alarm that things need to change – it’s time the employers heard our voice,” Mr Burke said.

 

Darling Downs Catholic school staff are part of 4000 IEU members taking strike action across 106 Catholic schools tomorrow.

 

Darling Downs Catholic schools where IEU-QNT members are striking tomorrow:

  • Our Lady Of Lourdes Primary School, Toowoomba
  • St Anthony's School, Toowoomba
  • St Francis De Sales School, Clifton
  • St Joseph's College, Toowoomba
  • St Joseph's School, Chinchilla
  • St Mary's College, Toowoomba
  • St Mary's School, Warwick
  • St Monica's School, Oakey
  • St Patrick's School, Allora
  • St Saviour's College, Toowoomba
  • St Saviour's Primary School, Toowoomba
  • St Thomas More's Primary School, Toowoomba
  • St Ursula's College, Toowoomba

 

ENDS


About us:

The Independent Education Union – Queensland and Northern Territory (IEU-QNT) represents more than 17,000 teachers, school support staff, principals, early childhood education and VET and RTO employees across Queensland and the Northern Territory. www.ieuqnt.org.au


Contact details:

Laura Wise, IEU-QNT Communications Manager: lwise@ieuqnt.org.au / 0419 653 131

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