Supporting the independent education community


  • ACTU factsheets: JobSeeker payment (previously Newstart) and Coronavirus supplement, and Superannuation

    The ACTU has prepared further factsheets in relation to JobSeeker payments, the Coronavirus supplement, and changes to Superannuation access entitlements for workers affected by workplace closures and reductions due to the COVID-19 crisis.

    24 Mar 2020
  • IEU response to CCER letter from 23 March

    The IEU has written in response to CCER's letter from 23 March regarding your working entitlements and conditions in the current COVID-19 situation.

    24 Mar 2020
  • CCER responds to IEU correspondence

    The union has received a letter from CCER, responding to the union's 19 March letter pertaining to the current issues emerging for staff and students in the current COVID-19 health crisis.

    24 Mar 2020
  • Pregnant women classified as at risk

    The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is the peak body for obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health in Australia and New Zealand. RANZCOG has updated its advice and information for pregnant women and their families about COVID-19.

    24 Mar 2020
  • Working remotely - IEU FAQs for Teachers

    The union has prepared an FAQ document intended to address the professional concerns teachers may face if they are required to work remotely. Support staff who are directed to continue interacting with students in an online environment will also find this document useful.

    23 Mar 2020
  • Early childhood teachers

    Information for ECTS is changing rapidly and the IEU will update as we can. At this stage both early education and care centres and community based preschools will remain open.

    23 Mar 2020
  • IEUA calls for immediate nationwide end of term for all school students

    The IEUA’s primary concern is that schools cannot meet either their legislative Work, Health and Safety obligations or their duty of care to both their employees and students. Accordingly, the IEUA calls for an immediate nation-wide end of term for all school students.

    23 Mar 2020
  • New COVID-19 restrictions begin as schools move towards online learning

    The NSW Government has taken new steps to increase restrictions across the state to fight COVID-19. From tomorrow in NSW, parents are being formally encouraged to keep their children home from school, in line with official health advice.

    23 Mar 2020
  • IEUA to hold a federal meeting 10am this morning

    Members are advised that there is a Federal meeting of the IEUA at 10am this morning. The NSW/ACT Branch will be calling for school closures in line with the IEUA draft document.

    23 Mar 2020
  • Vic school holidays brought forward, NSW and ACT announce increased lockdowns

    Both NSW and ACT state leaders have indicated they will introduce a 'more comprehensive' lockdown of non-essential services, after Victorian premier announces schools will begin closing from Tuesday 24 March.

    22 Mar 2020