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

  • Dot joins them up

    Hunter Valley school secretary Dot Seamer has taken on the role of Union Rep, and is encouraging all support staff to join the Union.

    04 May 2017
  • Industrial update for support staff

    Agreement negotiations in Catholic systemic schools continue; IEU has received a comprehensive without prejudice response from the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) on behalf of the 11 Catholic Dioceses.

    04 May 2017
  • Careers that matter

    Celebrate Education Support Staff Day at your school on 14 June! The IEU and New Zealand education union NZEI TE RIU ROA have joined forces to mark this significant annual event.

    04 May 2017
  • Budget cuts

    The IEU is yet to see a detailed breakdown of the new funding arrangements announced in the 9 May Federal Budget, and Secretary John Quessy said the Union must be consulted first about any changes impacting schools.

    04 May 2017
  • Environment Grants now open!

    IEU members are invited to apply on behalf of their schools, colleges or early childhood centres for one of five Environment Grants of $3000 each, sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank, to help with your environmental projects.

    26 Apr 2017