Supporting the independent education community


  • Letter to diocesan directors regarding Work Practices Agreements

    The union has written to diocesan directors following constructive discussions that have occurred between the union and CCER about the making of a new enterprise agreement for teachers and support staff in Catholic systemic schools.

    15 Jun 2020
  • Government's childcare shocker

    IEU Organiser for the South Coast, Tina Smith, was interviewed by the Illawarra Mercury on the government's announced intention to remove the early childhood education and care relief package that had been providing free childcare to around one million families in Australia.

    12 Jun 2020
  • Catholic systemic EA update

    Here's the latest update about the union's negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement for Catholic systemic schools in NSW and ACT.

    10 Jun 2020
  • EA bargaining update for Catholic independent schools (Model B and C)

    The Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) wrote to the union on 1 June with their position on new enterprise agreements (EAs) for teachers and support staff in approximately 30 Catholic independent schools covered by Model B and Model C multi-enterprise agreements. As you would be aware, the current EAs expired at the end of 2019.

    10 Jun 2020
  • Policy and funding vacuum remains for early learning

    On Monday 8 June, in a public holiday surprise announcement, the government declared their intention to snap back to the old Child Care Subsidy (CCS) system. This decision potentially leaves the entire sector - families, providers and skilled early childhood education and care professionals – in a policy and funding vacuum.

    09 Jun 2020
  • Black lives matter – we stand with you

    The IEUA NSW/ACT Branch stands in solidarity with Black and First Nations communities, People of Colour and their allies rallying for justice.

    05 Jun 2020
  • Pay cut blocked in Parliament

    Thanks to sustained pressure from the union movement, last night the NSW Upper House voted to block the public sector pay cut.

    03 Jun 2020
  • IEU writes to Dan Tehan

    The IEU wrote to Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan in May regarding our concerns that “free childcare” will end abruptly at the end of June.

    02 Jun 2020
  • 'Contact us' page currently unavailable

    We have become aware that the 'Contact us' tab on our website is currently not operating properly. If you wish to contact us, you can email or call us on 02 8202 8900.

    02 Jun 2020
  • Give us a break - don't cut our pay

    News of the NSW Government’s imposition of a “pay freeze” has been met with dismay by IEU members.

    29 May 2020