The IEU represents Directors of Studies, teachers and support staff in the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students industry.
In 1989 the IEU established the first award in Australia for the ELICOS industry and has achieved regular wage increases ever since.
The Union is constantly involved in negotiations to improve wages and conditions for teachers at the state level and for teachers and support staff at individual colleges.
Officers from the Union are available to advise you on your entitlements and working conditions either over the phone or by visiting your workplace.
In addition, every issue of Newsmonth contains an editorial by ELICOS Organiser Kendall Warren.
Do you have something to say about an issue impacting on your industry or do you want to know your rights? Email ELICOS Organiser Kendall Warren at email@example.com.
Your workplace news
The union is seeking applications for one or more full-time Organisers to be based in the union’s Ultimo or Parramatta offices. The commencement date for the successful applicant(s) will be negotiated but preferably from the beginning of Term 1 2023.28 Sep 2022
In recent weeks, the Hear Our Voice campaign has been ramping up. We have reached a critical stage in this lengthy campaign. Here’s the latest.21 Sep 2022
New data revealed by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) supports what the Independent Education Union of Australia has been saying for a long time. Teacher shortages are at crisis point and not likely to improve in the near future.20 Sep 2022
The IEU has written to members in Catholic systemic schools to provide an update in the 'Hear Our Voice' campaign.16 Sep 2022
The Independent Education Union is deeply concerned about a proposed restructure within the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office that will impact more than 2000 staff and the 20,000 students they support.15 Sep 2022