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IEUA CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE NATION-WIDE END OF TERM FOR ALL SCHOOL STUDENTS

2020-03-23T12:06:53+10:00

The IEUA’s primary concern is that schools cannot meet either their legislative Work, Health and Safety obligations or their duty of care to both their employees and students. Accordingly, the IEUA calls for an immediate nation-wide end of term for all school students. Read more   IEUA Speaks COVID -19 23 March

IEUA CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE NATION-WIDE END OF TERM FOR ALL SCHOOL STUDENTS2020-03-23T12:06:53+10:00

Letter to Prime Minister

2020-03-20T09:59:06+10:00

Dear Prime Minister RE: COVID-19 In light of the unfolding health crisis and the requirement that schools remain open, the IEUA is requesting the following matters be addressed by the National Cabinet. Our primary concern is that schools cannot meet either their legislative Work, Health and Safety obligations or their duty of care to both their employees and students. In accepting the recommendations of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee governments have already committed to a range of preventative strategies including measures specific to schools.  These strategies are not being resourced and/or implemented and, in any event, they are manifestly inadequate. [...]

Letter to Prime Minister2020-03-20T09:59:06+10:00

Closing the Gap 2020

2020-03-18T08:54:10+10:00

The IEUA believes that it remains a national disgrace that infant mortality rates, life expectancy and key education outcomes for First Nations’ people remain at unacceptable levels. 19th March 2020 is Closing the Gap Day. On this day, IEU members call for action on improving the health, education and employment outcomes for First Nations’ People. 12th Report to Parliament On 12th February 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered the 12th Closing the Gap Report to Parliament. Almost every year, a Prime Minister delivers a report and states that the country needs to move on from a deficit approach. Each year the [...]

Closing the Gap 20202020-03-18T08:54:10+10:00

IEU Speaks on Campaigning for a Better Workplace

2020-03-10T12:32:33+10:00

CAMPAIGNING FOR A SAFER WORKPLACES On International Women’s Day, IEU members call out Workplace Gendered Violence What is Workplace Gendered Violence? Workplace gendered violence is any behaviour, action, system or structure in a workplace that causes physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm to a worker because of their sex, gender, sexual orientation or because they do not adhere to dominant gender stereotypes or socially prescribed gender roles. Gendered violence includes: Violence experienced by women because they are women; Violence experienced by a person who identifies as LGBTIQ; Violence experienced by a person because they don’t conform to socially prescribed gender roles [...]

IEU Speaks on Campaigning for a Better Workplace2020-03-10T12:32:33+10:00

International Women’s Day 8 March 2020

2020-03-03T14:15:29+10:00

GENERATION EQUALITY  On International Women’s Day, IEU members are called to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, and campaign for Gender Equality.  International Women’s Day is time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate the courage and determination of the women who changed history, and those who will advance gender equality into the future. However, International Women’s Day is not simply an occasion to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise for meaningful change.  Generation Equality is a call to action to [...]

International Women’s Day 8 March 20202020-03-03T14:15:29+10:00

Religious Discrimination Bill 2019

2019-09-10T10:04:36+10:00

IEUA Statement Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 5 September 2019 The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) expresses its serious concerns with the federal government’s draft Religious Discrimination Bill. The IEUA is disappointed at the continuing practice of governments to polarize, disenfranchise and make a ‘whipping post’ of the rights of our members who work in faith-based education. Yet again proposed legislation completely exempts religious schools from allowing their employees the same rights that all other Australians enjoy. Here it is not the freedom to love and marry who they wish but the freedom of religion and belief itself. Religious schools don’t [...]

Religious Discrimination Bill 20192019-09-10T10:04:36+10:00

Vale Barry McFarlane

2019-06-12T11:59:05+10:00

Vale Barry McFarlane A dedicated teacher, a committed unionist. Barry’s commitment to his profession was underpinned by the inseparable connection between the professional and industrial arms of the profession. Barry recognised and spent a lifetime pursuing the importance of a profession that is respected and resourced to undertake its critical work for the students and therefore the broader community. Barry was a well-loved, highly respected and tremendously regarded teacher, having been the recipient of significant teaching awards. In many respects he was a legendary figure of The Friends School in Hobart. Barry was committed to improving and supporting the working-life of [...]

Vale Barry McFarlane2019-06-12T11:59:05+10:00

Fiji Police Attack Union Members on May Day

2019-05-08T10:57:18+10:00

Fiji Police Attack Union Members on May Day The IEUA stands in solidarity with FTU and FTA members and all other union members in Fiji as they face a further attack on their human rights, their working rights and their rights to union association. Background On International May Day, union members rallied outside the Water Authority Depot, in support of sacked water department workers. Police arrived to inform the group that they could not gather without a permit. Consequently the protest group moved to the Fiji Trade Union Congress grounds and were joined by other union members. Police then entered onto [...]

Fiji Police Attack Union Members on May Day2019-05-08T10:57:18+10:00

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY : MORE POWERFUL TOGETHER

2019-05-08T10:51:25+10:00

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY : MORE POWERFUL TOGETHER On International Women’s Day, IEU members call upon employers and governments to take proactive steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.   Everyone deserves to be safe at work and in their community. Yet the rates of sexual harassment in Australia are alarming, particularly for women, with 85% having experienced it in their lifetime. Sexual harassment is about more than just individual behaviour. It is a problem that is deeply entrenched within our society and occurs because gender inequality is ingrained in our social and cultural norms, structures and practices. Sexual harassment causes [...]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY : MORE POWERFUL TOGETHER2019-05-08T10:51:25+10:00