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
NSW Christian schools represented by Christian Schools Australia have advised the IEU they will not match the top teacher pay rate in NSW government and Catholic schools until 2025! Re28 Sep 2023
Today’s historic decision by the Fair Work Commission to allow the Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) NSW/ACT Branch, alongside other unions, to bargain with a group of 64 early childhood education employers, is a step in the right direction for low paid workers27 Sep 2023
Did you know that Teachers Health is the health fund for the education community, trusted by over 370,000 teachers, school professionals and their families across Australia? And the good news is that as a member of the IEU, you and your family (including your kids, parents, siblings and more) are welcome to join.19 Sep 2023
They’re beginning to hear our voice! We will continue to fight to address teacher workload and an end to staff shortages. Now is the time for any colleagues to join the union.18 Sep 2023
Read the latest NewsExtra for IEU members in independent schools regarding the recent public sector pay deal for teachers in NSW.12 Sep 2023