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  • Mortgage support from banks for workers

    After Unions NSW recently called on the banks to commit to deferring mortgage payments for the rest of the year to assist workers with mortgages and renters the Australian Banking Association (ABA) contacted Unions NSW regarding their position.

    30 Mar 2020
  • IEUA advice to English Australia re COVID-19 for ELICOS colleges

    The IEUA has written a letter to the CEO of English Australia in relation to arrangements for English language colleges in Australia in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The union holds great concerns for the welfare of staff and students in these colleges.

    30 Mar 2020
  • NSW Working With Children Check clearances extended in response to COVID-19

    The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian has extended all WWCC clearances that were due to expire from 26 March 2020 to 26 September 2020 for a further six months.

    30 Mar 2020
  • State and territory governments given permission to act on school closures

    In a press conference today, 27 March, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that each of the states and territories will be granted license to pursue their own arrangements directly with schools, between now and the end of term.

    27 Mar 2020
  • IEU petition - Time and Trust: Remote Learning Now!

    Sign the IEUA NSW/ACT petition for an immediate transition to emergency schooling arrangements w/ reduced student attendance. Teachers & support staff must be given time and a safe work environment in the transition to a hybrid education model.

    26 Mar 2020
  • Letter from Jodie Harrison NSW Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning

    The NSW Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning has today written a letter to staff working in early childhood learning centres to thank them for the work they are doing in early childhood education during the uncertain times created by COVID-19. She has also attached a letter she wrote to the Minister for Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell with concerns about the impacts of COVID-19 on the NSW Early Childhood Learning sector.

    26 Mar 2020
  • COVID-19 and independent schools

    The IEU has written to members in independent schools about COVID-19 and the ongoing operation of independent schools.

    26 Mar 2020
  • NESA teacher accreditation during COVID-19 (NSW)

    Recently, the IEU represented members’ concerns about accreditation requirements to NESA. NESA has issued the following advice to ease requirements during this time period.

    26 Mar 2020
  • Covid-19 update for early childhood members

    At this stage, both early education and care centres and community-based preschools will continue to remain open. As with the closure of schools, this matter is under review constantly. We understand that it will be discussed again at the COAG meeting on Friday.

    26 Mar 2020
  • 2020 HSC is going ahead

    At a meeting on 24 March, the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Board confirmed that the Higher School Certificate (HSC) is going ahead in 2020, along with a commitment to providing clear and regular advice to the community about the HSC as the COVID-19 outbreak continues.

    26 Mar 2020