Teachers union plan tests boycott

GLADSTONE region teachers have indicated they will join their Queensland colleagues in going against an Industrial Relations Commission direction.

Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham said she had met with Teachers Union representatives yesterday who outlined they were more concerned about the My Schools website than the NAPLAN tests and would boycott the tests on Monday.

She said the representatives had never said they don’t want the tests.

“The My School website only focuses on academics,” Ms Cunningham said.

The State Independent said she had also asked Education and Training Minister Geoff Wilson to seek clarification about the 60 jobs being cut at Central Queensland TAFE.

She said people need to know how many from the Gladstone TAFE, as well as which particular subjects.

Ms Cunningham said the timing was all wrong, particularly as planning starts to train up workers in time for the industries coming here.



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