Supporting the independent education community


  • IEU advice for ELICOS members

    The current COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented public health emergency, causing great destruction and disruption to all areas of life. This is especially so in the post secondary college sector, including English, Business and VET colleges.

    08 Apr 2020
  • IEUA writes to Minister for Education Dan Tehan - 6 April

    Chris Watt, Federal Secretary of the Independent Education Union of Australia, has written to the Minister for Education on behalf of all IEUA branches, regarding the recent JobKeeper announcements.

    08 Apr 2020
  • Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus on JobKeeper wage subsidy

    The ACTU has worked with the Attorney General over several days proposing changes to draft legislation to enact the JobKeeper payments.

    07 Apr 2020
  • Suggested alternative duties for non-teaching staff

    The IEU has prepared a document of suggestions for alternative duties for Teacher's Aides (CSAs, LSOs, LSAs) Specialist Teachers, and other Support Staff in order to ensure continuity of employment during the online/remote working period. Note: these are suggestions only, there may well be other contextual needs for your school.

    07 Apr 2020
  • Jobs saved - and now for lives

    Are all teachers’ jobs in the early childhood sector saved under the numerous changes that were announced last week? Or in the blitz of new announcements and funding of services, will some early childhood teachers and educators be out of a job by next week?

    06 Apr 2020
  • Early childhood education and care workers: Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19

    Safe Work Australia has published new information and resources with advice on how to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in your workplace and help limit the spread.

    06 Apr 2020
  • IEU disputes support staff stand downs at FWC

    The IEU has today taken a stand down dispute to the FWC – relating to support staff at All Saints Grammar at Belmore. The affected staff are mainly teacher’s aides or admin staff.

    03 Apr 2020
  • HSC update

    NESA’s Board has agreed to make adjustments to requirements to protect the health and safety of students completing the HSC and their teachers and parents. The decisions about the 2020 HSC have been made by NESA’s COVID-19 Response Committee.

    03 Apr 2020
  • Catholic Schools in NSW/ACT to go pupil free for next week

    The IEU acknowledges the decision made by the 11 Dioceses of NSW/ACT to implement Staff Development days for next week, in line with requests made by the union to provide teachers and support staff adequate time to prepare for a new hybrid learning environment.

    03 Apr 2020
  • Response to the federal government’s early childhood package

    News release: The IEU cautiously welcomes the federal government’s Early Childhood Education and Care Relief package, announced on Tuesday 2 April, which appears to embrace some of the sector’s concerns.

    02 Apr 2020