Supporting the independent education community


  • Update on Catholic systemic support staff working party

    A planning meeting was held this morning between the Union and CCER to map out the workings of the Catholic Systemic Schools' Support Staff Working Party. Tentative dates for the initial meeting are scheduled for early February, with the timetable of further meetings to be established at that time. The working party will undertake its work during terms 1 and 2, 2021.

    14 Dec 2020
  • Catholic systemic support staff: Time to get equal

    Anyone who works in a school knows it cannot function without its dedicated support staff. Now these staff in Catholic systemic schools are striving for pay parity with their state school counterparts.

    10 Dec 2020
  • 2020 International Human Rights Day: Stand up for human rights

    10 December is International Human Rights’ Day. On this day in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

    10 Dec 2020
  • ACTU: IR changes will allow employers to cut pay and conditions

    The Morrison Government’s omnibus IR Bill will allow employers to make agreements that cut the wages and conditions of workers.

    09 Dec 2020
  • Renewal of your NSW Working With Children Check

    A NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance is valid for five years. You are able to renew your WWCC from three months before it expires.

    03 Dec 2020
  • NESA Professional Development announcement

    NESA has announced that, from 30 November, it would cancel the endorsement of all professional development providers across NSW. Its proposed new policy removes the endorsed PD provider status from teacher unions and other professional teaching associations, while retaining that preferential classification for Catholic and independent school employers.

    03 Dec 2020
  • Independent schools - Enterprise Agreement bargaining update

    This update provides an overview for members on the discussions with the Association for Independent Schools (AIS) for new enterprise agreements for 2021 and beyond.

    02 Dec 2020
  • NewsExtra: Vote 'YES' on Independent Christian Schools NSW Teachers MEA

    Teachers in ten NSW Independent Christian schools will have received a multi-enterprise agreement circulated by their school for endorsement. The union is recommending a 'YES' vote on the agreement.

    27 Nov 2020
  • News release: Pay parity for early childhood teachers is not a revolutionary concept

    Early childhood teachers in NSW are impatiently awaiting a commitment from the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Sarah Mitchell, to match the pay parity agreement announced today by the Victorian government. The Victorian announcement will see early childhood teachers finally paid the same rate as school teachers, the correct rate for their equivalent and often identical teaching qualifications.

    27 Nov 2020
  • Tutors in school - IEU writes to major non-government school employers regarding NSW government announcement

    The union has written to the heads of major non-government school employer bodies regarding the recent announcement of $300 million of funding over a 12-month period by the NSW Government for government and some non-government schools. The funding is to provide tutors for children disadvantaged because of the disruption to their schooling caused by COVID-19.

    26 Nov 2020