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.

Student teachers may access free membership for a limited period in your final year of studies. When you are starting out, the IEU provides assistance for New Scheme Teachers in meeting Institute of Teachers requirements, including access to Institute-registered courses.

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

  • Vote NO to employers' EA (video)

    IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Secretary John Quessy has released a video encouraging members in Catholic systemic schools to vote NO to employers' EA.

    29 Nov 2017
  • Overwhelming success in Union vote for protected action

    Nearly all of the 110 Chapters that participated in the Union’s recent electronic vote for protected action were successful.

    28 Nov 2017
  • Save the Date - Stop work Monday 4 December 2017

    IEU will be calling all members in Catholic systemic schools who are able to take protected action to stop work on Monday 4 December to protest against the Employers’ Enterprise Agreement.

    28 Nov 2017
  • CCER oppose IEU stop work action because of “festival”

    CCER executive director Tony Farley and IEU Secretary John Quessy have exchanged letters regarding the Australian Catholic Youth Festival occurring next week, which Farley insists should dissuade IEU from taking stop work action.

    27 Nov 2017
  • Vote NO to the Catholic Employers' "Agreement"

    In an unprecedented action, Catholic employers have circulated a proposed Enterprise Agreement to teachers and staff across all 11 dioceses. Never before, anywhere in the country, have they proposed an agreement that is not endorsed by the Union.

    24 Nov 2017