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The Northern voice : the newsletter for NT-IEU members



The Northern voice : the newsletter for NT-IEU members


Independent Education of Australia - Queensland and Northern Territory Branch


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IEU-Q (Independent Education Union-Queensland)

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The Northern voice


vol. 9 no. 3

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Page 4 ISSN: 1834-5190 The Northern Voice was prepared by Laura Wise Editor: Mr Terry Burke, Branch Secretary IEUA-QNT PO BOX 418, FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006 PH: 1800 351 996 Fax: (07) 3839 7021 Email: enquiries@qieu.asn.au Website: www.qieu.asn.au ABN: 74 662 601 045 Carly Phillips St Philips Col lege, Alice Springs M em be r p ro fil e Carly Philips is a teacher at St Philips College in Alice Springs and has been a member of IEUA-QNT for six months. What attracted you to teaching? Teaching is a career that fits in with my values. I believe in the transformative power of education and that teachers can enact positive change within communities. How did you come to work at St Philips College? How long have you worked there? I have worked at St Philips for just over six months. I came to St Philips so that I could have the opportunity to teach senior students. What do you regard as the most rewarding aspect of being a teacher? Being able to form positive relationships with young people. What do you see as the main challenges emerging for the profession? The mounting pressure on teachers to individually provide quality education outcomes in an increasingly complex social environment. What do you enjoy most about teaching at St Philips College? My students are friendly and engaged with their learning. St Philips promotes academic rigor whilst also providing opportunities for students to develop personally as young people. What were your reasons for joining our union? Unionism supports my values of human rights in particular workers rights and our ability to organise and promote equity within our workplaces. What benefits do you think unions bring to workplaces generally? Unions provide teachers with a voice and the opportunity to be part of a community that truly values what we do both in the classroom and in our communities. What are the outcomes are you hoping to achieve for you and your colleagues with the support of our union? I would like to see St Philips enter into an collective bargaining agreement to negotiate our current working conditions and ensure our current benefits for future and existing teachers at St Philips. What do you see as the big picture priorities for our union in the Northern Territory? To ensure the best working conditions for teachers as well as ensuring quality learning outcomes for students and families. What do you think are the most compelling reasons for people to join our union? To join a union is to be part of a community of teachers that truly values education and educators. Challenge us to find YOU a better deal! Take advantage of Union Shoppers collective buying power and be part of the savings! unionshopper.com.au 1300 368 117 BIG savings on a wide range of products & services!

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