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

  • Union membership on the up as "people have had enough": McManus

    The long-term decline in union membership has bottomed out, according to ACTU secretary Sally McManus.

    11 Feb 2019
  • The year of dual elections

    In a few weeks voters in NSW will go to the polls to elect a government which will hold office until 2023 and some time in the next few months a federal election is expected.

    08 Feb 2019
  • Union members earning more, as density steadies: ABS

    Trade union members earn almost $300 a week more than their non union counterparts, according to ABS data.

    08 Feb 2019
  • Position vacant

    The Union is currently seeking applications for a full time (or part time 0.8 position would be considered) Organiser to be based in Lismore.

    07 Feb 2019
  • Pay chaos in Maitland-Newcastle

    The IEU has called on the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office (CSO) to immediately fix pay problems affecting hundreds of teachers and support staff in Catholic schools.

    01 Feb 2019