Supporting the independent education community


  • New ways of doing things in an early childhood setting

    The IEU know that that early childhood teachers ensure their services are highly organised in areas of care and education and health and safety, but with the emergence of Covid-19 we are seeing teachers introducing new ways of doing things.

    01 May 2020
  • Privacy at work and COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting a range of privacy challenges at work. Health information about a worker can be particularly sensitive and must be handled appropriately by employers. However, privacy laws do not prohibit the collection, use and disclosure of health information to the extent that it is necessary to prevent and manage COVID-19 risks at work.

    30 Apr 2020
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Cleaning and disinfection

    COVID–19 is a health and safety risk. Employers have obligations to ensure the health and safety of workers and others. They must have a plan on what will be done to protect and support workers, and health and safety representatives (HSRs) must be consulted on this plan.

    30 Apr 2020
  • COVID-19: Early childhood learning protocols must be put in place  

    Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning Jodie Harrison is calling for immediate and clear protocols for infection controls in early childhood learning centres, with today's announcement of a four-year-old having COVID-19 making the issue even more critical.

    29 Apr 2020
  • Teachers to stop work at Islamic School of Canberra

    Teachers at the Islamic School of Canberra are set to take protected industrial action to protest a protracted enterprise bargaining process. Teachers will stop work for one hour, from 8.50am to 9.50am, on Thursday 30 April.

    29 Apr 2020
  • Federal Government irresponsible funding proposal: Extorts schools, compromises safety of staff and students

    Statement from IEUA federal office - The Federal Government’s attempt to use funding arrangements to force non-government schools into transitioning away from remote learning is divisive and destructive wedge-politics.

    29 Apr 2020
  • Union win on support staff stand down dispute

    After taking a stand down dispute to the Fair Work Commission in early April, on behalf of support staff at All Saints Grammar at Belmore, the IEU has managed to secure a major win on behalf of our members.

    28 Apr 2020
  • May Day

    Coronavirus is an extraordinary threat to the health and prosperity of the working people. But our collective response exemplifies the most important May Day principle, solidarity.

    27 Apr 2020
  • Further Advice for ELICOS Members re JobKeeper

    Please see attached further advice for IEU members in our ELICOS sector in regard to the JobKeeper wage subsidy.

    26 Apr 2020
  • Contradiction not clarity in government’s latest schools announcement

    The IEU is calling for clarification on the Prime Minister’s decision to lift physical distancing rules in school classrooms.

    24 Apr 2020