Newsmonth March 2024

Welcome to the March issue of Newsmonth. A print copy will land in your letterbox this week. This is a significant year for the IEU as we celebrate 70 Years.

If you’ve ever wanted to switch your phone off when you clock off, you’ll want to know about the new right to disconnect that empowers you to ignore unreasonable after-hours emails and calls. New laws also mean union reps have stronger rights in the workplace.

Read how bargaining for new enterprise agreements is set to start in independent schools and how the union is standing firm against Christian Schools Australia’s proposed pay freeze for teachers in 2025.

We are always stronger when we stand together. Find out how one Catholic independent school more than trebled its union ranks in six months.

In honour of International Women’s Day, read about the new pay gap transparency and why women’s rights are union business. And meet two women members awarded OAMs in the 2024 Australia Day Honours List.

For something lighter, have a laugh at some of the funniest things IEU members have heard a student say recently.

We encourage you to share this email with your colleagues and invite them to join the IEU

You can read the full edition or browse a brief selection below.

Carol Matthews, Secretary