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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

  • NSW Catholic systemic schools EA update: Pay rise overdue

    A pay rise was due for teachers, support staff and principals in NSW Catholic schools in January 2020. A pay increase is necessary to re-establish pay parity with the existing wages paid in NSW government schools. Additional pay increases will also occur in 2021 under awards applying to employees in NSW government schools.

    21 May 2020
  • CCER responds to union request around EA negotiations

    Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) has responded to the union’s correspondence from 7 May, in which we informed CCER that to further delay bargaining beyond Week 7 because of COVID-19 is unreasonable and unfair to our members.

    18 May 2020
  • "Snapping back" to the old child care system will be disastrous

    Comments from the Prime Minister over the weekend indicating the government intends to wind back free childcare on the 28th of June have sparked grave concerns for parents and the sector.

    18 May 2020
  • Broken Bay Diocese employs hygienists for schools

    The union has been informed that Broken Bay Diocese has employed 44 hygienists for Catholic schools.

    18 May 2020
  • IEU early childhood conference not going ahead in 2020

    Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the IEU Executive has made the decision to cancel the early childhood conference this year. Content will be reconfigured to suit online PD sessions, which will be made available closer to the date.

    15 May 2020