Supporting the independent education community

​Veronica Yewdall : St Luke’s Primary School Revesby
“Union membership ensures a balance between the interests of the employer and the interests of teachers and support staff. Being a Union member gives you a voice and the power to make a difference.”

Support staff

Carolyn Collins : St Michael’s Primary School Nowra
“Support staff can be quite vulnerable and are often casuals, so they need the Union more than anybody.”

Early childhood

Sarita Baidya : Margaret Druitt Day Care Centre
“I don't think I can do without the Union because it has supported me in many ways in the past  and helped me to work out any issues I may have had. I'm a Union member because it's gives me a sense of security so that if something happens, I have the Union backing me.”


Sidonie Coffie : Holy Family Primary School Merewether
"Over the past 10 years, the changes to principals' work and workload have been extraordinary. The IEU provides us with an opportunity to raise our concerns. "


Peter Blankevoort
"I'm a strong believer in unions. When my employer was reluctant to negotiate for a new enterprise agreement, my colleagues and I got organised - we joined up members and asked previous members to rejoin. The result? A workplace and Union Chapter much better equipped to face an employer reluctant to negotiate."