Supporting the independent education community


  • NewsExtra: Independent schools start bargaining

    Independent schools across NSW and the ACT have recently issued Notices of Employee Representation Rights (NERRs). This is the first step employers are legally required to take prior to commencement of negotiations to make new multi-enterprise agreements (MEAs).

    03 Dec 2019
  • Bargaining Update: Catholic systemic schools

    IEU representatives met with the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER), representing the Dioceses, twice in November to discuss our claim.

    03 Dec 2019
  • News Release: Second stop work for Catholic schools staff

    Education officers, professional officers, psychologists and administrative staff employed at the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office (CSO) will engage in a second round of protected industrial action following further restructure announcements by the diocese this week.

    29 Nov 2019
  • Ensuring Integrity: Federal government’s union-busting legislation rejected by senate

    Yesterday afternoon, the Morrison government’s anti-democratic, anti-worker, anti-union attack was busted in the senate.

    29 Nov 2019
  • QLD Update: School strikes suspended to prevent "chaos"

    Teachers and support staff have voted to suspend work bans in 196 Queensland Catholic schools, preventing chaos in classrooms across the state following their employers lockout threat.

    28 Nov 2019
  • NSW/ACT IEU members back Queensland colleagues

    Secretary Mark Northam has expressed the union's support for our Queensland colleagues, 7000 of whom are facing the unprecedented threat of being locked out of their schools as agreement negotiations escalate.

    27 Nov 2019
  • IEU members threatened with lockouts in Queensland Catholic Schools

    Our colleagues in Catholic schools in Queensland have, in response to their current round of industrial action, been threatened by their employer with indefinite lockouts from their workplaces.

    26 Nov 2019
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    As today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the IEU national office has released another ‘IEU Speaks’ which focuses on ILO Convention 190. This Convention has a particular focus on ending workplace harassment and bullying and complements the earlier IEU Speaks which focused on the 16 days of action against gendered violence.

    25 Nov 2019
  • Hunter Workers celebrates 150 years

    Hunter Workers – formerly known as Newcastle Trades Hall Council – is today celebrating 150 years of continuous function, promoting the rights of workers in the Hunter region.

    20 Nov 2019
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and is also the is the start of the 16 days of Action against Gender Violence supported by the ACTU and Unions NSW and ACT.

    18 Nov 2019