Supporting the independent education community


  • Severe weather and flood warnings for parts of NSW: Your emergency disaster leave entitlements

    There are severe weather and flood warnings for Mid North Coast, Hunter, Sydney and Illawarra. Catholic schools have access to paid disaster leave, while independent schools do not yet have this entitlement. Find out what leave you have access to.

    18 Mar 2021
  • World Support Staff Day

    World Support Staff Day, or Education Support Personnel Day as it’s otherwise known, is being celebrated this year on Sunday 16 May.

    17 Mar 2021
  • AIS campaign draws on

    IEU representatives have met twice this year with the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) to discuss our claim for new enterprise agreements for over 200 independent schools in NSW and the ACT.

    17 Mar 2021
  • Support staff member ascends to IEU Executive

    Aboriginal Education Worker Kylie Booth-Martinez, of Assumption Catholic Primary School and St Stanislaus' College in Bathurst, was elected to fill a casual vacancy on the union’s Executive.

    17 Mar 2021
  • Voice for support staff

    A new working party gives support staff a voice in NSW Catholic systemic schools.

    17 Mar 2021
  • NCCD: Survey finds specific flaws

    Our survey of members tells us how the process must be improved.

    17 Mar 2021
  • IEU Speaks: If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention – #March4Justice

    On 15 March, IEU will join with other Australian unions and allies to call for an end to gendered-based violence.

    15 Mar 2021
  • ACTU calls for teachers, bus drivers and retail staff to get vaccine priority

    The Australian Council of Trade Unions has made a submission to the Health Minister Greg Hunt calling for a vaccination schedule based on employment sectors, determined by their risk of catching the virus and the importance of their work to society.

    11 Mar 2021
  • IEU survey on staff shortages

    IEU Reps and IEU Principal members in Catholic systemic schools have advised the union of the difficulties some schools are having in attracting staff, resulting in staff shortages. This issue has also been raised at IEU Principals’ Sub Branch meetings.

    11 Mar 2021
  • Support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart

    At it's AGM in October the IEUA NSW/ACT branch passed a motion acknowledging the Uluru Statement from the Heart and in support of a referendum for contitutional reform to enshrine a First Nations voice in the constitution.

    10 Mar 2021