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  • What is happening elsewhere?

    Find out more about travel restrictions and how other countries are managing.

    21 Mar 2020
  • IEU reiterates position after newly increased distancing measures

    The IEU notes today’s announcement (20 March) by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy, recommending new measures for indoor gatherings of less than 100: four square metres per person in an enclosed space should be available. We reiterate our position regarding the work, health and safety conditions of teachers and support staff.

    20 Mar 2020
  • IEUA letter to the Prime Minister

    The Independent Education Union of Australia wrote yesterday to the Prime Minister, outlining a range of serious concerns about the management of the COVID-19 crisis in our schools.

    20 Mar 2020
  • IEU position for Catholic schools regarding COVID-19

    In light of the unfolding health crisis and recent developments concerning Catholic schools remaining open in the foreseeable future, the IEU is requesting the following concerns be addresses as a matter of urgency. These matters are causing distress to our members as long as schools remain open.

    19 Mar 2020
  • Government announces $14 million Community Childcare Special Circumstances Fund in response to COVID-19

    Grants are available for child care providers through the $14 million Community Child Care Special Circumstances Fund to help cover business costs, including wages, to ensure services impacted by COVID-19 can continue to operate. A live webcast about the fund will occur at 11:30am Thursday 19 March.

    19 Mar 2020
  • Keep teachers and support staff at centre of COVID-19 talks

    The IEUA NSW/ACT Branch is calling for immediate crisis talks with employers representing non government schools and early learning centres about the vexed issue of social distancing and other concerns in the face of COVID-19.

    18 Mar 2020
  • Christian Schools Australia COVID-19 advice

    Christian Schools Australia has provided the IEU with a copy of the information they have provided to schools regarding the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.

    18 Mar 2020
  • COVID-19 update for ELICOS members

    The IEU is very aware of the stress and uncertainty caused by COVID-19. The pandemic is of a particular concern to employees in the private post-secondary college sector, given the large proportion of employees on casual and fixed term contracts, as well as the fact that employees are required to deal with international students.

    18 Mar 2020
  • AITSL invites IEU to the table

    The IEU will be sitting down with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership throughout the year to thrash out learning progressions.

    17 Mar 2020
  • IEU welcomes EREA advice to schools regarding COVID-19 response

    IEU welcomes the advice from Edmund Rice Education Association (EREA) about the leave entitlements for staff affected by the coronavirus.

    16 Mar 2020