Supporting the independent education community


  • IEU letter to AIS principals and heads of school

    The IEU has written to principals and heads of schools at independent schools involved in the ongoing multi-enterprise agreement negotiations with the AIS. The letter addresses the inaccurate claims made by principals that there is no delay to bargaining and that bargaining is still on foot.

    22 Oct 2020
  • Position vacant: IEU organiser

    The Union is currently seeking applications for a full time Organiser to be based in our Parramatta office. A second Organiser position may also be available, based at either our Ultimo or Parramatta offices. The commencement date for the successful applicant(s) would be negotiated but preferably from the beginning of Term 1, 2021.

    21 Oct 2020
  • Vote YES: NSW Christian schools teaching staff MEA 2021

    The union has been in negotiations with Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and Christian Education National (CEN) concerning a proposed MEA in recent weeks. The IEU understands that schools will conduct the vote in early November. Although a small number of the union's claims have not been met, the union recommends a Yes vote to members.

    19 Oct 2020
  • NewsExtra: Enterprise Agreement bargaining update - independent schools

    The union was advised in September by the AIS that schools did not want to make new enterprise agreements for 2021 and that pay rises in 2021, if any, would be determined on a school-by-school discretionary basis. The AIS has suggested that IEU Reps would need to discuss with their school Principal/Head the proposed increase for staff in their school.

    14 Oct 2020
  • AIS EA bargaining update - IEU claim

    The following is the IEU claim for new multi-enterprise agreements to commence in 2021.

    13 Oct 2020
  • Opposition budget reply warmly received

    Labor’s budget reply, delivered yesterday by the Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, has been warmly welcomed by the Independent Education Union of Australia NSW/ACT Branch.

    09 Oct 2020
  • Flawed and disappointing budget falls short

    “In the midst of a recession, this budget is a disappointment,” says IEU NSW/ACT Branch Secretary Mark Northam.

    08 Oct 2020
  • Public Sector wage decision is a sad day for working people and a blow to the economy

    The NSW Government’s public sector wage cuts will needlessly prolong and deepen the negative impacts on our economy by depriving 400,000 public sector workers throughout the state, in suburbs and regions, of much needed jobs and hard earned wage growth.

    01 Oct 2020
  • Vale Susan Ryan, pioneer Labor feminist who showed big, difficult policy changes can, and should, be made

    Susan Ryan brought brains and spirit to the big fights and relished them. What’s more, she won them.

    29 Sep 2020
  • NewsExtra: Catholic Systemic schools EA update

    The union is close to finalising new enterprise agreements (EAs) to apply to employees in Catholic systemic schools in NSW and the ACT. The union has been in extensive negotiations with the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations and we now expect to be able to endorse a new NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020 for voting by employees in late October or early November.

    25 Sep 2020