Supporting the independent education community

Teachers

  • Through every stage of your career, your Union is here for You, representing you industrially and professionally and supporting your individual needs in your workplace.
     
  • Pre-service teachers may access free membership during your initial teacher education degree. The Union runs a range of pre-service teacher and accreditation workshops throughout the year which you may attend.
     
  • The Union also provides a range of practical professional development and union training courses which are useful throughout your career.
  • The Union also provides a range of other popular and practical conferences and training opportunities of great value and interest wherever you are in your career.
     
  • The industrial representation provided by your Union ensures you and your colleagues maintain hard-won conditions, receive regular pay-rises and continue to make gains for your profession. For any individual needs, so long as you are already a member at the time the issue arises, the Union is just a phonecall away.  
     
  • At the end of your career, the Union is still here for you, with access to the Retired Members Association open to all retired members.

Your workplace news

  • News release: Clusters in schools: Union calls for decisive guidance

    The IEU shares the concerns of our members and the broader community around the expanding COVID-19 clusters in schools. It is imperative that non-government school employers adhere to COVID-safe plans and practices. Extra-curricular activities should be curtailed.

    11 Aug 2020
  • News release: Non-government schools must be COVID-safe

    IEU echoes the NSW Premier’s warning to non-government school employers that they need to be adhering to COVID-safe plans, following recent outbreaks of cases in schools around Sydney and Newcastle.

    10 Aug 2020
  • Solidarity with Beirut

    Members of the IEU Executive Council met virtually at the end of last week, and unanimously passed a motion of solidarity and support to those impacted by the tragic Beirut explosion.

    10 Aug 2020
  • Catholic systemic support staff working parties

    IEU members have an opportunity to further progress discussions in relation to support staff pay increases. Support staff members in Catholic systemic schools are invited to participate in one of a series of virtual meetings.

    07 Aug 2020
  • Newcastle schools and COVID-19 closures

    The IEU understands two Newcastle schools, St Pius X, Adamstown, and St Francis Xavier, Hamilton, are now closed for deep cleaning following confirmed COVID-19 cases among students. Between both schools, the union has in excess of 220 members.

    07 Aug 2020