Supporting the independent education community


  • News release: Clusters in schools: Union calls for decisive guidance

    The IEU shares the concerns of our members and the broader community around the expanding COVID-19 clusters in schools. It is imperative that non-government school employers adhere to COVID-safe plans and practices. Extra-curricular activities should be curtailed.

    11 Aug 2020
  • News release: Non-government schools must be COVID-safe

    IEU echoes the NSW Premier’s warning to non-government school employers that they need to be adhering to COVID-safe plans, following recent outbreaks of cases in schools around Sydney and Newcastle.

    10 Aug 2020
  • Solidarity with Beirut

    Members of the IEU Executive Council met virtually at the end of last week, and unanimously passed a motion of solidarity and support to those impacted by the tragic Beirut explosion.

    10 Aug 2020
  • Catholic systemic support staff working parties

    IEU members have an opportunity to further progress discussions in relation to support staff pay increases. Support staff members in Catholic systemic schools are invited to participate in one of a series of virtual meetings.

    07 Aug 2020
  • Newcastle schools and COVID-19 closures

    The IEU understands two Newcastle schools, St Pius X, Adamstown, and St Francis Xavier, Hamilton, are now closed for deep cleaning following confirmed COVID-19 cases among students. Between both schools, the union has in excess of 220 members.

    07 Aug 2020
  • Masks in schools

    The current NSW Health advice regarding face masks does not require their use however, it is recommended in certain circumstances. NSW state school principals have been instructed to allow teachers to wear masks in the classroom if they wish, and it is the IEU’s expectation that our members be supported to do so as well.

    07 Aug 2020
  • 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