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
Members in Catholic systemic schools have reported technical issues as voting commences for a non-Union EA. These concerns were relayed by the Union to the Australian Election Company.07 Dec 2017
Letters have been distributed across 11 dioceses in NSW and ACT to Catholic school staff by CSO and CEO directors, blatantly attacking the Union's position and accusing it of spreading mistruths. Already several days into the vote for a new enterprise agreement, the move is a desperate attempt by CCER to sway their members to vote for the agreement, even though it puts all their working and pay conditions at risk.07 Dec 2017
As the Catholic employers' proposed EA goes to the vote today, many members have already contacted the Union informing them of their NO vote. Members recognise that their rights are in peril. They recognise that if they don't prevent this EA from passing through, then they could lose the right to arbitration forever.05 Dec 2017
IEU Catholic school staff members have expressed their concern with the electronic voting ballot for their new Enterprise Agreement, citing technical failures. The Union has sent a letter to the Australian Electoral Commission detailing the issues and requesting an urgent solution.05 Dec 2017
ACTU Secretary Sally McManus has written a letter of support to IEU members as they take stop work action on Monday 4 December.04 Dec 2017