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  • IEU welcomes CCER assurances on Term 2

    IEU welcomes the assurances from the Catholic Commission of Employment Relations on behalf of Diocesan Directors on a safe return to schools in Term 2.

    24 Apr 2020
  • IEU preliminary JobKeeper guidance

    The IEU is aware of a number of schools asking members to sign the ATO form nominating themselves as an “eligible employee” for JobKeeper entitlements i.e. JobKeeper nomination form. Members have rightly contacted the IEU, asking whether they should sign this form.

    24 Apr 2020
  • IEU letter to independent schools regarding a safe return to school for Term 2

    The Union is seeking some guidelines about the return of school in Term 2, given the announcement by the NSW government of their approach.

    23 Apr 2020
  • IEU letter to diocesan directors regarding guidelines for safe schools

    The union wrote to diocesan directors in NSW and the ACT yesterday, pursuing guidelines about the return of Catholic diocesan schools in Term 2, given the announcement by the NSW government of their approach.

    23 Apr 2020
  • Enterprise bargaining in independent schools

    Bargaining continues for new multi-enterprise agreements (MEAs) for teachers and support staff employed in independent schools. Read the latest NewsExtra setting out the IEU's claims.

    23 Apr 2020
  • Schools should reopen - but when and how?

    The NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has announced the partial reopening of schools by 11 May. But are schools ready to reopen and, as the Prime Minister has claimed, does the education of our children really hang in the balance? IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Secretary, Mark Northam, advises what a safe and orderly transition would look like, and explains what leading education researcher, Professor John Hattie, really has to say about the impact of remote learning.

    21 Apr 2020
  • IEU response to NSW plan to transition back to the classroom in Term 2

    The IEU has noted in a news release and in discussion on ABC Sydney radio today that the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell, has given further detail about the government’s intention to introduce a transition to the classroom during Term 2.

    21 Apr 2020
  • Casual teachers and support staff

    Attention: Casual teachers and support staff who are IEU members impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for a fee exemption.

    17 Apr 2020
  • Dear Prime Minister....

    I write to you on behalf of the members of the Independent Education Union of Australia. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis our members have worked hard to ensure the schools played their part in responding to the quickly evolving situation.

    17 Apr 2020
  • Respect For School Staff

    The IEUA Federal Executive has today urged school employers and governments to act with concern for and commitment to the health and safety of everyone in our school communities. Our schools and their staff have already acted professionally and capably to ensure that students and their learning are catered for during this crisis.

    17 Apr 2020