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 IEU has offered three-month fee exemption to all casual teachers and support staff financial members, this email was sent to all eligible members on 2 August 2021. This is in recognition of the impact the current lockdown is likely to be having on your casual employment.16 Sep 2021
The union wrote to Christian Schools Australia today concerning the current COVID-19 situation and related issues. The union is seeking discussions with employers about these issues including proposed measures to ensure a safe return to school and a copy of any guidelines that CSA has prepared in relation to ventilation..10 Sep 2021
The union wrote to the CER today concerning the current COVID-19 situation and related issues in Catholic independent schools. The union is seeking discussions with employers about these issues including proposed measures to ensure a safe return to school.10 Sep 2021
The Multi-Enterprise Agreements (MEAs) applying to teachers and support staff in independent schools expired in January 2021. The union is negotiating with the Association of Independent Schools (AIS), as the representative of independent schools, over the content of new MEAs to apply to teachers and support staff from 2022.10 Sep 2021
Good ventilation in classrooms is a vital tool in the fight against COVID-19, along with mask wearing, social distancing, rapid antigen testing and, of course, vaccination. The IEU Executive has called on NSW Health to develop guidelines concerning ventilation, air filtration and other health measures to make the re-opening of schools as safe as possible for staff and students.09 Sep 2021