Supporting the independent education community


  • No uni fee hikes - save the humanities!

    The National Union of Students are organising an emergency protest on Friday 26 June to protest the federal government’s decision to bring in sweeping changes to higher education funding which will increase fees for courses in humanities, law and commerce.

    24 Jun 2020
  • Women working in boys schools

    Join IEU women members discussing issues, strategies and support for Women working in boys schools, as part of the IEU’s Women’s Conference series of online Professional Development events.

    23 Jun 2020
  • Why I am an IEU member

    Meet Margaret Channon, a Learning Support Assistant at St Joseph’s High School in Aberdeen, and ardent unionist.

    23 Jun 2020
  • Union WIN: Independent Christian Schools support staff EA

    IEU members in nine independent Christian schools have voted 99% in favour of a new Multi-Enterprise Agreement (MEA) for support staff.

    23 Jun 2020
  • We need your help

    In pursuit of comparative wages of support staff in Catholic Systemic schools with those of public sector counterparts, the IEU and CCER have resolved to form a Joint Working Party, including member representation, to review and assess classification and wage structures.

    23 Jun 2020
  • NSW Curriculum Review: Why the rush?

    The IEU believes the timeline the NSW Government has declared for implementing the NSW Curriculum Review, led by Professor Geoff Masters, is not achievable. The union is also concerned that the Berejiklian government’s “back to basics” response to this complex and extensive report is too simplistic

    23 Jun 2020
  • What is arbitration - and why do we need it?

    As part of our claim for a new Enterprise Agreement for Catholic independent schools (Model B and Model C), the union is insisting upon a disputes procedures clause, allowing members the guaranteed right to access arbitration.

    22 Jun 2020
  • FWC minimum wage review

    The Fair Work Commission decided on Friday to lift the minimum wage by 1.75%, as part of the annual minimum wage review.

    22 Jun 2020
  • New survey on how families experience ECEC

    This week The Front Project released findings from a survey of over 1000 parents and carers of young children who shared their experiences with early childhood education and care (ECEC) during COVID-19.

    19 Jun 2020
  • A call for more support for ECL during COVID-19 – Jodie Harrison MP, Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning

    The NSW Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning has sent a letter to educators and early education and care providers, indicating her wishes for greater support for ECL during COVID-19.

    19 Jun 2020