Supporting the independent education community

ELICOS

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.

Feedback

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 kendall@ieu.asn.au.

 

Your workplace news

  • Global solidarity with trade unionists, rights defenders in the Philippines

    Trade union organizations around the world, national and international, are taking action on December 10, International Human Rights Day, to highlight organized violence against trade unionists and rights defenders in the Philippines. According to the Philippines' Center for Trade Union and Human Rights, at least 43 trade union and peasant leaders have been assassinated since Rodrigo Duterte took office in June 2016.

    11 Dec 2019
  • CSO staff stop work for a second time

    Over 50 IEU members working in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office stopped work on Wednesday, to demand they remain covered by their union bargained enterprise agreement and not be shifted to individual contracts under an administrative restructure.

    06 Dec 2019
  • Anzac Day holiday in ACT 2020 - school term dates

    Anzac Day in 2020 falls on the last Saturday of the NSW /ACT school break.

    05 Dec 2019
  • NewsExtra: Independent schools start bargaining

    Independent schools across NSW and the ACT have recently issued Notices of Employee Representation Rights (NERRs). This is the first step employers are legally required to take prior to commencement of negotiations to make new multi-enterprise agreements (MEAs).

    03 Dec 2019
  • Bargaining Update: Catholic systemic schools

    IEU representatives met with the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER), representing the Dioceses, twice in November to discuss our claim.

    03 Dec 2019