Supporting the independent education community


  • Look to build teaching, not tear it down

    “Suitable motivation to stay in the profession, not barriers to entry, are the biggest drawbacks facing teaching,” said IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Secretary Mark Northam.

    18 Jun 2021
  • AIS Bargaining update: Pay offer totally unacceptable

    IEU representatives met with representatives of the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) on 8 June 2021.

    15 Jun 2021
  • Staff vacancy: Make your voice heard

    The IEU is conducting a brief survey concerning staffing shortages in Catholic systemic schools in NSW and ACT. The union has previously conducted a survey for regional dioceses, and now we are calling for contributions from metropolitan areas.

    07 Jun 2021
  • Union backs teachers facing Latham’s ire

    One Nation politician Mark Latham’s latest campaign sees him railing against a Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education (PDHPE) assessment task set for Year 8 students at a school in the Hunter Valley.

    03 Jun 2021
  • No economic recovery for workers without wage rise

    With a rebounding economy and cost of living expected to continue to rise, Australian workers and the families that rely on them are struggling to make ends meet.

    02 Jun 2021
  • IEU special event: A panel on the teaching of consent in schools

    Dr Briony Scott, Brandon Jack, and IEU Executive member Phoebe Craddock-Lovett will be leading a panel on the teaching of consent in schools. This event is for IEU members only and is free.

    02 Jun 2021
  • National Sorry Day

    Today is National Sorry Day, where we reflect on this nation’s shameful practices and mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and marks the day 24 years ago when the Bringing Them Home report was published.

    26 May 2021
  • Union writes to NSW MPs to oppose Latham's bill

    The IEU has written to NSW Labor, Greens and some independent MPs expressing our opposition to the proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020 and requesting they vote against the Bill if it is put before the NSW parliament.

    25 May 2021
  • Education unions support School Strike 4 Climate Rally, 21 May 2021

    The federal offices of all three education unions, representing nearly 300,000 education workers across Australia, have released a joint statement in solidarity with and support for the 21 May climate strike.

    21 May 2021
  • Ballots open today for the Casual Vacancy Election for General Executive

    The ballot for the Casual Vacancy for the General Executive position opened today, 18 May 2021.

    18 May 2021