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

  • How you can help bushfire affected communities

    The national bushfire crisis has brought a bleak start to the new year for many Australians who have had their homes destroyed, family members lost, jobs gone and are experiencing significant dislocation. Many of those on the front line of the crisis are trade union members and their families. The Australian trade union movement stands in solidarity with affected communities.

    08 Jan 2020
  • Christmas closedown

    The IEU wishes all of our members a safe and happy holiday! We will be closing down over Christmas from 20 December, and look forward to serving and fighting for you in 2020.

    19 Dec 2019
  • WHS Alert: Smoke haze - bushfires and air quality

    Bushfire smoke contains a mixture of gases and very fine particles that can be hazardous to health. Those most at risk are firefighters and outdoor workers.

    19 Dec 2019
  • WHS Alert: Working in heat

    Every employer or Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) has a duty of care to “ensure the health and safety of their workers and others at the workplace.” This includes ensuring that workers are not exposed to hazardous temperatures.

    19 Dec 2019
  • IEU teachers farewelled for exchange

    IEU teachers involved in the 2020 IEU Exchange Teachers Group gathered at the exchange orientation conference, as they embark on their exciting new journeys.

    18 Dec 2019