Supporting the independent education community


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

  • IEU calls stop work - Sydney and Broken Bay Catholic schools

    Protected action ballots have been granted by the AEC for over 100 schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney and the Diocese of Broken Bay. The Union is asking members in these schools to stop work from the commencement of duty until 12.30pm on Wednesday 1 November.

    28 Oct 2017
  • Teachers' Day #LetUsTeach

    In the lead up to October 27, Teachers’ Day, IEU began a social media campaign to draw attention to the declining autonomy of our teachers and the excessive workloads they face.

    27 Oct 2017
  • A degree matters

    The State of Early Learning Report 2017 shows slightly less NSW children are presenting at school developmentally vulnerable compared to the national average.

    25 Oct 2017
  • Equal Remuneration – help needed

    Members would be aware that the IEU is currently running a case in the Fair Work Commission for equal pay for early childhood teachers and directors with primary teachers and other professionals.

    25 Oct 2017
  • Are developers gouging parents?

    Developers and landlords are inflating the cost of childcare and condemning children to spending their childhood in crappy environments, Early Childhood Consultant Lisa Bryant writes.

    25 Oct 2017