Supporting the independent education community

IEU members threatened with lockouts in Queensland Catholic Schools

Our colleagues in Catholic schools in Queensland have, in response to their current round of industrial action, been threatened by their employer with indefinite lockouts from their workplaces. See here for more information.
This is the first time in Australia’s Catholic schooling history that a system-wide school lockout threat has been made. A lockout would not only be a completely unwarranted intimidation of workers campaigning for a fair Agreement, it would plunge Queensland Catholic education into chaos for staff, students and families – and it sets a shocking precedent for our own future Agreement negotiations. It’s essential that a strong message is sent that this employer tactic is completely unacceptable.

We ask you to support our colleagues in Queensland by signing this petition and sharing it with your colleagues, friends and family.

Thank you for your support!