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The IEU represents principals and teachers holding comparable positions, such as directors of studies in ELICOS colleges.

The Union conducts regular meetings of principals to ensure we are able to vigorously and accurately represent your views and meet your particular needs.

For any questions regarding the Principals Branch of the Union, contact IEU Principals Branch Organiser Pam Smith via

Your workplace news

  • 2020 HSC is going ahead

    At a meeting on 24 March, the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Board confirmed that the Higher School Certificate (HSC) is going ahead in 2020, along with a commitment to providing clear and regular advice to the community about the HSC as the COVID-19 outbreak continues.

    26 Mar 2020
  • The Director of Schools has sent the following advice to principals in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese

    In what is a great leap forward in the rights and entitlements of Catholic school staff in Maitland and Newcastle, the Director of Schools has provided guidance to principals to enact a range of positive safety measures advocated for by the union, including provisions allowing all vulnerable staff to work from home wherever possible.

    26 Mar 2020
  • NSW Labor calls on the Berejiklian Government to close schools, TAFEs and childcare centres

    On Monday 23 March, NSW Labor called on the Berejiklian Government to put an end to the confusion faced by parents and close schools, TAFEs and childcare centres to slow the spread of COVID-19.

    25 Mar 2020
  • COVID-19 video update for early childhood teachers

    The IEU spoke with Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan late yesterday afternoon and again earlier today. The union raised key issues impacting early childhood members that we want the federal government to address immediately.

    25 Mar 2020
  • Subsidise 80% of workers' pay: ACTU

    Via Workplace Express: The ACTU has demanded the Morrison Government immediately provide a "coronavirus wage" of up to 80% of an employee's pay.

    25 Mar 2020