Supporting the independent education community


  • NewsExtra: AIS schools Enterprise Agreement bargaining update

    AIS stalls bargaining - the AIS advised the union this week that it does not intend to meet again with the union until November and it is unclear whether new enterprise agreements will be negotiatied.

    23 Sep 2020
  • NSW workers get paid pandemic leave

    NSW workers will have access to the federal government’s paid pandemic leave program after Premier Gladys Berejiklian opted in to the scheme that pays people without sick leave $1500 when they are required to self-isolate.

    21 Sep 2020
  • Giveaway draw for ELICOS members

    Your union is conducting a giveaway competition exclusively for members in post-secondary colleges.

    15 Sep 2020
  • Super on the line

    Coalition objections to legislated increases to superannuation don’t stand up to scrutiny. Here’s why.

    15 Sep 2020
  • Parental leave and WFH

    Working from home provisions are making their way into awards, and the Paid Parental Leave scheme is also changing.

    15 Sep 2020
  • JobKeeper changes

    Initially a lifeline, eligibility requirements and payment amounts are changing. Find out how it affects you.

    15 Sep 2020
  • COVID-19 update

    Australia will ultimately have a good story to tell about being a COVID-safe environment in which to study.

    15 Sep 2020
  • Early childhood teachers are not cleaners

    Recently the Department of Education published advice regarding deep cleaning after an expected outbreak of COVID-19. The Department advised that there was no need for specialised cleaners and that your normal cleaner could perform the task.

    11 Sep 2020
  • NewsExtra: NSW Christian schools teaching staff MEA 2021

    NSW Christian schools have circulated a Notice of Representational Rights, the first step in bargaining for a new MEA.The proposed MEA will be negotiated between the union and the representatives of the schools, Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and Prolegis, a legal firm that has been appointed by Christian Education National (CEN) schools.

    10 Sep 2020
  • COVID-safe guidelines issued to schools ahead of HSC exams

    Schools across NSW have received guidelines to support planning for the Higher School Certificate (HSC) written exams that start on 20 October.

    09 Sep 2020