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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your workplace news
The Association of Independent Schools has finalised a new Multi-Enterprise Agreement (MEA) to apply to support staff in nine NSW Christian Schools. This MEA has been negotiated with the IEU. Seven of the nine schools are part of the Pacific Group of Schools.30 Jun 2020
The union continued bargaining for a Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement this afternoon with representatives from the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER).26 Jun 2020
The AIS has advised that bargaining for teachers and support staff in AIS schools will not commence before mid to late August. The AIS is continuing to consult with member schools concerning pay rises for 2021 and beyond.25 Jun 2020
The National Union of Students are organising an emergency protest on Friday 26 June to protest the federal government’s decision to bring in sweeping changes to higher education funding which will increase fees for courses in humanities, law and commerce.24 Jun 2020
The IEU believes the timeline the NSW Government has declared for implementing the NSW Curriculum Review, led by Professor Geoff Masters, is not achievable. The union is also concerned that the Berejiklian government’s “back to basics” response to this complex and extensive report is too simplistic23 Jun 2020