Supporting the independent education community

Principals

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 pam@ieu.asn.au.

Your workplace news

  • Letter to diocesan directors regarding Work Practices Agreements

    The union has written to diocesan directors following constructive discussions that have occurred between the union and CCER about the making of a new enterprise agreement for teachers and support staff in Catholic systemic schools.

    15 Jun 2020
  • Government's childcare shocker

    IEU Organiser for the South Coast, Tina Smith, was interviewed by the Illawarra Mercury on the government's announced intention to remove the early childhood education and care relief package that had been providing free childcare to around one million families in Australia.

    12 Jun 2020
  • Catholic systemic EA update

    Here's the latest update about the union's negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement for Catholic systemic schools in NSW and ACT.

    10 Jun 2020
  • EA bargaining update for Catholic independent schools (Model B and C)

    The Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) wrote to the union on 1 June with their position on new enterprise agreements (EAs) for teachers and support staff in approximately 30 Catholic independent schools covered by Model B and Model C multi-enterprise agreements. As you would be aware, the current EAs expired at the end of 2019.

    10 Jun 2020
  • Policy and funding vacuum remains for early learning

    On Monday 8 June, in a public holiday surprise announcement, the government declared their intention to snap back to the old Child Care Subsidy (CCS) system. This decision potentially leaves the entire sector - families, providers and skilled early childhood education and care professionals – in a policy and funding vacuum.

    09 Jun 2020