12.5 is the original offer ... whoop-dee-doo.
We've been sold out again for little gain.
Not happy with QTU.
I would have preferred it if we had fought for better working conditions (buildings that are not demountables and falling apart, airconditioned rooms so children are more amenable to learning in summer, etc.).
I am not voting ALP again ... I have a long memory, Anna.
Dee of Sunshine Coast, Reader's Comment 330 of 342, Premier Anna Bligh finds $1 billion for Queensland teachers, Darrell Giles, The Courier-Mail: 7 November, 2009
What percentage of teachers will actually benefit from this decision?
Matt of Coomera, Readers'Comments 107 of 155, Premier Anna Bligh finds $1 billion for Queensland teachers, Darrell Giles, The Sunday Mail: 7 November, 2009
The QTU have their hands well and truly in the ALP's pocket.
It disgusts me.
I smell a rat.
The QTU executive knew that this was the only possible outcome all along.
By stringing it out both parties look like victors, well maybe to the unwashed masses.
All smoke and mirrors.
OZ, Reader's Comment, Qld teachers win $1b deal, Tony Moore, Brisbane Times : 8 November, 2009.
Suggesting that Queensland teachers will be the highest paid is misleading.
In the three years that it will take before the full increase is provided all other states will have had further increases, leaving Queensland teachers one of the lowest paid yet again.
Time to have a National Curriculum and a national wage agreement for teachers.
Neil, Reader's Comment, Qld teachers win $1 deal, Tony Moore, Brisbane Times : 8 November, 2009
Sold out again.
So, in order to have "parity" with other states, Queensland teachers have to work another four years.
Also, it's interesting that the QTU didn't wait to see what happened with the QIEU action.
Hopefully members vote "NO".
Aenigma, Reader's Comment, Qld teachers win $1b deal, Tony Moore, Brisbane Times : 8 November, 2009