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  • Mandatory vaccination: Email to members

    The IEU has written to all members about the Public Health Order on mandatory vaccination. Read it here.

    24 Sep 2021
  • Public Health Order: Covid-19 Vaccination of Education and Care Workers

    The NSW Government has made a Public Health Order relating to all school and early education staff. Read more.

    24 Sep 2021
  • NESA update: Accreditation extension

    Teachers who are due or overdue to complete accreditation in Terms 3 or 4, 2021, have been granted an extension. Find out more.

    22 Sep 2021
  • Good news! Support for the WTO TRIPS waiver

    Thanks to the activism of Australian unionists and community members, Trade Minister Dan Tehan publicly stated last week that Australia is now supporting the global push for a waiver on intellectual property rules that give pharmaceutical companies 20-year monopolies on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

    17 Sep 2021
  • Exemption from fees for IEU casual members impacted by the current lockdown

    The IEU has offered three-month fee exemption to all casual teachers and support staff financial members, this email was sent to all eligible members on 2 August 2021. This is in recognition of the impact the current lockdown is likely to be having on your casual employment.

    16 Sep 2021
  • COVID-19 and Return to Schools – Letter to Christian Schools Australia

    The union wrote to Christian Schools Australia today concerning the current COVID-19 situation and related issues. The union is seeking discussions with employers about these issues including proposed measures to ensure a safe return to school and a copy of any guidelines that CSA has prepared in relation to ventilation..

    10 Sep 2021
  • COVID-19 and Return to Schools – Letter to Catholic Employment Relations

    The union wrote to the CER today concerning the current COVID-19 situation and related issues in Catholic independent schools. The union is seeking discussions with employers about these issues including proposed measures to ensure a safe return to school.

    10 Sep 2021
  • Independent Schools: Settlement close

    The Multi-Enterprise Agreements (MEAs) applying to teachers and support staff in independent schools expired in January 2021. The union is negotiating with the Association of Independent Schools (AIS), as the representative of independent schools, over the content of new MEAs to apply to teachers and support staff from 2022.

    10 Sep 2021
  • School ventilation guidelines needed now

    Good ventilation in classrooms is a vital tool in the fight against COVID-19, along with mask wearing, social distancing, rapid antigen testing and, of course, vaccination. The IEU Executive has called on NSW Health to develop guidelines concerning ventilation, air filtration and other health measures to make the re-opening of schools as safe as possible for staff and students.

    09 Sep 2021
  • COVID-19 and Return to Schools – Letter to Association of Independent Schools (AIS)

    The union wrote to the AIS today concerning the current COVID-19 situation and related issues. The union is seeking discussions with employers about these issues including proposed measures to ensure a safe return to school and a copy of any guidelines that AIS has prepared in relation to ventilation.

    08 Sep 2021