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

  • NZ: Pay equity win

    This union campaign was fought and won by a team of support staff mobilising union members and recruiting as they went.

    30 Mar 2020
  • Industrial updates

    Find out about progress on agreements in Catholic schools and NSW Christian Schools.

    30 Mar 2020
  • Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus on wage subsidy announcement

    The Morrison government has heard the Australian union movement’s call to ensure that all workers are covered by a wage subsidy program.

    30 Mar 2020
  • Lismore Catholic Schools Update

    The IEU has been lobbying the Lismore CSO to reconsider their position in allowing staff to work from home due to carers responsibilities and elevated levels of stress and anxiety in the current COVID-19 climate.

    30 Mar 2020
  • Australian Early Childhood employees need government support now

    The team at the Early Childhood Educator’s Well-being Project have written a letter to the State and Federal ministers and Shadow Ministers responsible for Early Childhood – urging governments to provide support for staff in early childhood centres.

    30 Mar 2020