Supporting the independent education community


  • Solidarity with IEU VICTAS members

    IEU VICTAS members, their families and their communities, are facing down monumental challenges both professionally and personally. Members of the IEUA NSW/ACT Branch stand in solidarity with you all.

    05 Aug 2020
  • For the workers: Campaign launch

    Australian unions, including representatives from the IEU, are in the midst of industrial relations discussions with the government and business lobby. We’re doing everything we can to protect workers’ rights during and after the pandemic.

    05 Aug 2020
  • COVID-19 update

    The IEU is monitoring closely the ongoing COVID-19 health and safety considerations in schools. We are in regular communication with our reps and members, providing guidance and advice as appropriate.

    30 Jul 2020
  • Disturbing icare and workers compensation revelations

    Despite the NSW Government's 'icare' underpaying injured workers $80m, executive remuneration has soared. The number of staff earning an average salary of $300K has increased from 2 (2015) to 45 (2020).

    28 Jul 2020
  • COVID-19 and the return for Term 3

    Last week Catholic Schools NSW released updated COVID-19 advice for schools for the commencement of Term 3. This information is to be shared with all school staff. The IEU advises our members to read through the factsheets provided to ensure that they are familiar with these guidelines and the way in which these changes will affect you, both individually and as a school community.

    23 Jul 2020
  • Professional development: Teachers know what they need

    As the NSW Government announced it would scrutinise externally provided professional development (PD) for teachers, the Independent Education Union of Australia stands proudly by its courses. We believe teachers require and deserve high quality PD.

    22 Jul 2020
  • Fund uni fairly

    Higher education is in crisis and the Federal Government chooses now to radically restructure the funding of our universities – reducing the funding per student and damaging the critical research and teaching our nation relies upon. We must work together to stop them in the Senate.

    20 Jul 2020
  • Union WIN: New EA endorsed for Independent Christian Schools support staff

    Members from all nine independent Christian schools covered in a new agreement for support staff have voted in favour of the agreement, winning a minimum pay increase of 13% over four years.

    15 Jul 2020
  • Fully paid pandemic leave

    So we can control and live with this virus, the Morrison Government must give all working people support to isolate and stay at home if they need to. Those who quarantine are protecting all us, we need to protect them.

    10 Jul 2020
  • Union WIN: Dioceses agree to payment of 2.5% salary increase and back payment

    The IEU has received confirmation from the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) of all 11 dioceses’ willingness to pay the 2.5% salary increase for principals, teachers and support staff in NSW and ACT Catholic systemic schools, due since 1 January 2020.

    08 Jul 2020