Supporting the independent education community


  • Find us on Facebook

    We’ve established a private group for support staff to raise concerns, discuss issues, and even share jokes.

    30 Mar 2020
  • NZ: Pay equity win

    This union campaign was fought and won by a team of support staff mobilising union members and recruiting as they went.

    30 Mar 2020
  • Industrial updates

    Find out about progress on agreements in Catholic schools and NSW Christian Schools.

    30 Mar 2020
  • Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus on wage subsidy announcement

    The Morrison government has heard the Australian union movement’s call to ensure that all workers are covered by a wage subsidy program.

    30 Mar 2020
  • Lismore Catholic Schools Update

    The IEU has been lobbying the Lismore CSO to reconsider their position in allowing staff to work from home due to carers responsibilities and elevated levels of stress and anxiety in the current COVID-19 climate.

    30 Mar 2020
  • Australian Early Childhood employees need government support now

    The team at the Early Childhood Educator’s Well-being Project have written a letter to the State and Federal ministers and Shadow Ministers responsible for Early Childhood – urging governments to provide support for staff in early childhood centres.

    30 Mar 2020
  • Mortgage support from banks for workers

    After Unions NSW recently called on the banks to commit to deferring mortgage payments for the rest of the year to assist workers with mortgages and renters the Australian Banking Association (ABA) contacted Unions NSW regarding their position.

    30 Mar 2020
  • IEUA advice to English Australia re COVID-19 for ELICOS colleges

    The IEUA has written a letter to the CEO of English Australia in relation to arrangements for English language colleges in Australia in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The union holds great concerns for the welfare of staff and students in these colleges.

    30 Mar 2020
  • NSW Working With Children Check clearances extended in response to COVID-19

    The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian has extended all WWCC clearances that were due to expire from 26 March 2020 to 26 September 2020 for a further six months.

    30 Mar 2020
  • State and territory governments given permission to act on school closures

    In a press conference today, 27 March, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that each of the states and territories will be granted license to pursue their own arrangements directly with schools, between now and the end of term.

    27 Mar 2020