Newsmonth June 2024

Welcome to your latest edition of Newsmonth.

Are you interested in getting more involved in your union? We’re seeking delegates for IEU Council, the union’s main governing body. Check our Election Notice to see if there’s a vacancy in your sub branch and download the Nomination Form.

Read about the IEU’s new campaign, Now’s the time: Uniting for a whole new deal in independent schools.

Salaries for members in independent schools are falling behind their counterparts in Catholic systemic schools. This campaign calls for better pay and conditions and reduced workloads.

Your union has been advocating for reduced workloads for some time. Don’t miss our four-page liftout, in collaboration with AITSL, on the Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework.

Chapter reps in schools are crucial to communicating union issues, and the IEU supports our reps with regular training. Meet four reps from independent schools.

Elsewhere, we urge our Catholic systemic members to stand together again this year to make more progress on your salaries and workloads.

Finally, see our report on members in the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office taking protected action after talks failed to reach agreement on salary increases.

Read these stories and more in this issue of Newsmonth. We encourage you to share this email with your colleagues and invite them to join the IEU. We are always stronger together.

Carol Matthews, Secretary

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