Supporting the independent education community


  • IEU early childhood conference not going ahead in 2020

    Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the IEU Executive has made the decision to cancel the early childhood conference this year. Content will be reconfigured to suit online PD sessions, which will be made available closer to the date.

    15 May 2020
  • Changes secured to NSW Government’s COVID-19 legislative changes passed on 13 May 2020

    Unions NSW, working with the NSW Opposition and Cross Benchers, achieved the following changes to the Government’s COVID-19 Legislative Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill (No 2) 2020:

    15 May 2020
  • Preservice teachers: Your practicums will pay off

    The New South Wales Council of Deans of Education and NESA have developed a new flexible framework for professional experience placements during the period of the coronavirus pandemic.

    13 May 2020
  • World Support Staff Day

    The IEU urges you to celebrate World Support Staff Day on 16 May. As an initiative of Education International, the global organisation of education unions, it offers us all an opportunity to pay tribute to those who play a most vital role in education.

    13 May 2020
  • Updated COVID-19 guidance for early childhood members

    The IEU has provided an updated guidance for early childhood teacher members, navigating COVID-19 in

    13 May 2020
  • Join the campaign to keep essential workers safe

    Did you know essential workers in NSW have little or no safety equipment? They come into contact with people daily, putting themselves at greater risk of coronavirus.

    12 May 2020
  • Vale Jack Mundey

    The union movement is devastated to hear of the passing of Jack Mundey and we offer our condolences to Judy, family and his comrades.

    11 May 2020
  • Catholic systemic Enterprise Agreement negotiations

    The IEU met with Catholic employer representatives immediately prior to the Easter vacation period. The employers determined it was inappropriate to continue negotiating during the COVID-19 crisis, and negotiations were decided to be suspended until week 7 in Term 2.

    11 May 2020
  • COVID-19 is not gender neutral

    The COVID-19 pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems.

    11 May 2020
  • World support staff day

    The IEU is hosting a virtual afternoon tea to celebrate World Support Staff Day with you, and thank you for all of the incredible work you do in our schools.

    08 May 2020