Supporting the independent education community


  • 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

  • The Public Register of Teachers - your questions answered

    Legislation was passed towards the end of 2021 implementing a mandatory public register of teachers. This will bring NSW into line with the other states and enable automatic mutual recognition of teachers across Australia.

    07 Jun 2022
  • Wear it Yellow Wednesday - 8 June 2022

    The union movement is standing together to demand salary justice for working women and men in NSW. Wear yellow this Wednesday 8 June and stand with NSW public servants in their push to scrap the pay cap.

    06 Jun 2022
  • Headlines: Never have enough time?

    For many years, the constant refrain of principals, teachers and their representative unions has been the negative impact of the erosion of time for teaching and learning in schools.

    01 Jun 2022
  • Principal Focus: Bernadette Fabri ‘No two days the same’

    Last year St Patrick’s Primary Parramatta Principal Bernadette Fabri was presented with a compendium to honour her 40-year IEU membership. She was also recently featured in the SMH.

    01 Jun 2022
  • Principals’ Sub Branch update: June 2022

    IEU members and officers appreciate the understanding and support of principals in Catholic systemic schools for the IEU’s protected action stop work for teachers and support staff on 27 May.

    01 Jun 2022