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
As the year wends its way towards its inevitable close, I cannot but be mindful of Shakespeare’s observation “True it is that we have seen better days”.25 Oct 2017
“The ridiculous processes you’re having to go through with Protected Action Ballot Orders – all those hurdles tip the power in favour of the employer.”23 Oct 2017
The Union is currently seeking applications for a fulltime Organiser to be based in one of our Sydney offices (Ultimo or Parramatta). The successful applicant will ideally commence duties in Term 1 2018. Members from all sectors of non government education are invited to apply.23 Oct 2017
TV personality Costa Georgiadis will be among speakers at the Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) NSW/ACT Branch Environment Conference – Think, Act, Connect – helping teachers and support staff in non government schools and early learning centres make sustainability a success.18 Oct 2017
A move towards automated marking of NAPLAN English exams undermines teacher professionalism, promotes poor practice and should be a cause of concern to parents.12 Oct 2017