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  • 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 ieu@ieu.asn.au 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
  • Urgent petition: Public sector pay cut announced

    In shock news, the current NSW Government has announced a pay cut for all public sectors workers in our state.

    29 May 2020
  • COAG Universal Funding review

    A call to guarantee five years of Commonwealth funding for guaranteed access to preschool is overdue recognition of the critical role Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) has in providing equity of opportunity for all children to get the best start to their education.

    27 May 2020
  • Confirmed coronavirus cases in Sydney schools

    The media yesterday reported two Sydney school closures, Waverley and Moriah Colleges, due to confirmed coronavirus cases amongst the student cohort. Instances like these will only increase as students increasingly make their way back into classrooms, and regular school operations resume.

    27 May 2020