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  • Bushfire support for learning communities

    Early learning services and schools can play a critical role in supporting communities to respond and recover from the bushfire crisis, whether they have been directly or indirectly affected by the fires. While the physical impact of the bushfire crisis is obvious, the mental health impact may not be. An online resource pack has been developed to support educators in looking after themselves and the children and young people in their care as they return from holidays.

    24 Jan 2020
  • Bushfire support: Helplines, support and information

    The IEU has compiled a list of services and resources available to people affected by the ongoing bushfire disaster. This list is not exhaustive, and further information may continue to be added if appropriate.

    22 Jan 2020
  • Government announces mental health support for bushfire affected communities

    Children attending child care and students in bushfire-declared communities will receive additional mental health support, according to Minister for Education Dan Tehan.

    21 Jan 2020
  • Bushfire disaster - share your experience and suggestions

    We are collecting information and stories from members who have been either directly, or indirectly, affected by the ongoing bushfire disaster. These stories and anecdotes, with your permission, may be included in the upcoming edition of Newsmonth, and in ongoing negotiations with employers.

    16 Jan 2020
  • Understanding and responding to trauma following a natural disaster – advice for early childhood teachers

    Community Early Learning Australia has produced a useful article with advice for dealing with the bushfire trauma, including self care for early childhood teachers and addressing the needs of young children who may have experienced trauma.

    15 Jan 2020
  • Responding to bushfire trauma

    The Union is offering an opportunity to engage with experts in responding to the effects bushfires have on students/children and staff.

    15 Jan 2020
  • Update - NSW schools and early childhood centres affected by bushfires

    The union has been advised by Catholic Education Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) that at least 12 Catholic schools have been affected by bushfire. They are Batehaven, Moruya, Broulee, Bega, Pambula, Bombala, Cooma, Batlow, Adelong. Tumut, Braidwood and Gundagai. Some independent schools and early childhood centres have also been affected, including Scots College, Glengarry campus at Kangaroo Valley.

    14 Jan 2020
  • Information for members affected by the bushfire emergency

    The Union is aware that a number of members have been severely affected by the NSW bush fires, particularly on the South Coast and in the Snowy Mountains and nearby areas. Some IEU members have lost their homes as a result of the bush fires.

    13 Jan 2020
  • How you can help bushfire affected communities

    The national bushfire crisis has brought a bleak start to the new year for many Australians who have had their homes destroyed, family members lost, jobs gone and are experiencing significant dislocation. Many of those on the front line of the crisis are trade union members and their families. The Australian trade union movement stands in solidarity with affected communities.

    08 Jan 2020
  • Christmas closedown

    The IEU wishes all of our members a safe and happy holiday! We will be closing down over Christmas from 20 December, and look forward to serving and fighting for you in 2020.

    19 Dec 2019