Supporting the independent education community

Returning in Term 2 - an update for IEU members

Featured COVID-19 Updates

  • Give us a break - don't cut our pay

    News of the NSW Government’s imposition of a “pay freeze” has been met with dismay by IEU members.

    29 May 2020
  • Confirmed coronavirus cases in Sydney schools

    The media yesterday reported two Sydney school closures, Waverley and Moriah Colleges, due to confirmed coronavirus cases amongst the student cohort. Instances like these will only increase as students increasingly make their way back into classrooms, and regular school operations resume.

    27 May 2020
  • Changes secured to NSW Government’s COVID-19 legislative changes passed on 13 May 2020

    Unions NSW, working with the NSW Opposition and Cross Benchers, achieved the following changes to the Government’s COVID-19 Legislative Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill (No 2) 2020:

    15 May 2020
  • Updated COVID-19 guidance for early childhood members

    The IEU has provided an updated guidance for early childhood teacher members, navigating COVID-19 in

    13 May 2020
  • Taking the temperature – IEU workplace checkup survey

    More than 2300 members have already filled out the IEU survey on COVID-19 work health and safety compliance in their workplace. Please take the opportunity to fill out the survey and help the union get a comprehensive understanding of the situation in your school or centre.

    6 May 2020
  • Return to school - information for members

    With the increasing return of students back to school, the IEU believes that work health and safety requirements must be in place for students and staff at all schools. Please fill out our survey about work health and safety measures in place in school, so the IEU can get a picture of whether our members are safe, and act to rectify any issues.

    6 May 2020
  • Early childhood: JobKeeper and keeping healthy

    Early childhood services have been declared an essential service, like schools, and therefore need to ensure they stay open during this time unless they have been closed by the Department of Health. This article is from the latest edition of Newsmonth, available online and making its way to members now.

    4 May 2020
  • Why the coronavirus is a crisis for women

    Women comprise more than 76% of IEU membership and more than 70% of workers in the health and care sectors globally. This is an article from the latest edition of Newsmonth, making its way to members now, and available for immediate reading online.

    4 May 2020
  • COVID-19: Early childhood learning protocols must be put in place  

    Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning Jodie Harrison is calling for immediate and clear protocols for infection controls in early childhood learning centres, with today's announcement of a four-year-old having COVID-19 making the issue even more critical.

    29 Apr 2020
  • Federal Government irresponsible funding proposal: Extorts schools, compromises safety of staff and students

    Statement from IEUA federal office - The Federal Government’s attempt to use funding arrangements to force non-government schools into transitioning away from remote learning is divisive and destructive wedge-politics.

    29 Apr 2020
  • Union win on support staff stand down dispute

    After taking a stand down dispute to the Fair Work Commission in early April, on behalf of support staff at All Saints Grammar at Belmore, the IEU has managed to secure a major win on behalf of our members.

    28 Apr 2020
  • Contradiction not clarity in government’s latest schools announcement

    The IEU is calling for clarification on the Prime Minister’s decision to lift physical distancing rules in school classrooms.

    24 Apr 2020
  • Schools should reopen - but when and how?

    The NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has announced the partial reopening of schools by 11 May. But are schools ready to reopen and, as the Prime Minister has claimed, does the education of our children really hang in the balance? IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Secretary, Mark Northam, advises what a safe and orderly transition would look like, and explains what leading education researcher, Professor John Hattie, really has to say about the impact of remote learning.

    21 Apr 2020
  • IEU response to NSW plan to transition back to the classroom in Term 2

    The IEU has noted in a news release and in discussion on ABC Sydney radio today that the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell, has given further detail about the government’s intention to introduce a transition to the classroom during Term 2.

    21 Apr 2020
  • Casual teachers and support staff

    Attention: Casual teachers and support staff who are IEU members impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for a fee exemption.

    17 Apr 2020