Supporting the independent education community


  • #VaccinateToEducate in the news

    IEU Secretary Mark Northam was interviewed by SBS News for a segment asking why teachers and support staff in schools and early childhood services have been left off the COVID-19 vaccine priority list.

    01 Feb 2021
  • Thrive by Five: Make your voice heard on early childhood education and care reform

    Next month, representatives from the IEU will be joining Jay Weatherill, the CEO of early learning childcare advocacy group Thrive by Five, as he makes a speech to the National Press Club in Canberra urging MPs to take the early learning system seriously.

    28 Jan 2021
  • Resist cuts to your rights at work

    Workers in Australia are responsible for getting us through the pandemic and the economic recession. But their thanks from the Morrison Government is proposed laws that would remove their rights, reduce job security and allow wages to be cut.

    27 Jan 2021
  • NSW Chief Health Officer's advice to schools for Term 1

    The NSW Chief Health Officer has written to the leadership of Catholic Schools NSW, the Association of Independent Schools, and NSW Department of Education to provide advice for schools in preparation for the start of Term 1.

    27 Jan 2021
  • Union members earn more

    22 Jan 2021
  • Vaccinate to educate: Add school and early childhood staff to priority group

    The Independent Education Union of Australia NSW/ACT Branch is calling on the Federal Government to include teachers and support staff in schools and early childhood services as frontline essential workers in a priority group for vaccination.

    19 Jan 2021
  • Someone is messing with your rights at work – what you need to know

    A new Industrial Relations (IR) law that will allow employers to cut the wages and conditions of workers has been introduced.

    11 Jan 2021
  • Exceptionalism that proves the rule – HSC results show the work of education never stopped

    The more than 66,000 students who completed their HSC this year have endured extraordinary pressures exceeding those typically faced in the already gruelling final year examinations; bushfires, floods, drought and the pandemic all wrought havoc on schools and students in 2020.

    17 Dec 2020
  • Professional Development update

    Members are advised that any IEU on-demand courses they undertake from the IEU Zone prior to 31st January 2021 will count towards their 50 hours of registered/accredited PD they are required to undertake as part of their maintenance of accreditation.

    16 Dec 2020
  • Extreme weather on the north coast and your rights

    NSW North Coast staff in Catholic and Independent schools can now focus on weathering the recent extreme weather whilst knowing that if required they can access their 5 days Emergency Disaster Leave if they cannot get to school due to flooding or a severe storm, if it has been declared a natural disaster by the State Govt.

    15 Dec 2020