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Vital cost-of-living relief for IEU members & their families

2024-06-28T12:22:44+10:00

Monday, 1 July 2024 will bring much needed cost-of-living relief from the federal government for all workers, as well as union won wage increases for tens of thousands of IEU members across the country. Read more here: IEU Speaks on cost of living relief for IEU members Teachers, early childhood education and school support staff will be some of the main beneficiaries of the federal government’s ‘stage 3 tax cuts’ that apply from 1 July. In addition, tens of thousands of IEU members will also receive their annual wage increase won by their union bargaining campaigns.    

Vital cost-of-living relief for IEU members & their families2024-06-28T12:22:44+10:00

Our international education system must be of the highest quality for students and staff

2024-05-22T08:56:53+10:00

The IEU welcomes consultation with education stakeholders by the Federal Education Minister and Minister for Home Affairs about significant reforms to international education. It’s vital the government collaborates with the teaching profession and their unions, as well as education providers, to ensure that quality education providers are not adversely impacted by regulatory responses intended to deal with unscrupulous operators. Read here about the safeguards needed in international education: IEU Speaks on international education reforms  Most importantly, our union will work with the government and education stakeholders to ensure the job security and pay and conditions of our members are enhanced rather [...]

Our international education system must be of the highest quality for students and staff2024-05-22T08:56:53+10:00

What the federal budget means for education and IEU members

2024-05-15T09:55:46+10:00

The 2024 federal budget continues repairs to the nation’s education system and delivers much needed relief to IEU members and their families struggling with cost-of-living pressures. Read more here: IEU Speaks on the 2024 federal budget The crucial work undertaken in our schools and early childhood education centres deserve our nation’s complete support.  While many complex challenges remain, the budget delivers important changes in many areas of need in our schools and workplaces.

What the federal budget means for education and IEU members2024-05-15T09:55:46+10:00

The federal budget must resource the next phase of education reforms

2024-05-07T09:56:51+10:00

Next Tuesday’s federal budget can help restore education at the centre of our nation’s policy focus. Pre-budget announcements of more support for student teachers is a great start in helping repair record low teacher recruitment rates. The federal government is well placed to build on these positive initiatives by taking action on the full range of challenges in the education sector. Read full details here: IEU Speaks on priorities needed in federal budget The federal government has initiated long-overdue repairs to schools and the early childhood education sector over the last 18 months. Now is the time to bed down these [...]

The federal budget must resource the next phase of education reforms2024-05-07T09:56:51+10:00

New NSRA workload assessment tool targets key cause of teacher burnout

2024-04-16T10:06:06+10:00

Unsustainable workloads and work intensification in schools remain the primary reasons behind record low levels of teacher recruitment and retention. The finalisation of a new National School Reform Agreement (NSRA) workload assessment tool is an important part of the larger plan needed to begin to tackle workload. Read here how policy makers can better support school staff dealing with workload pressures: IEU Speaks on new teacher workload assessment tool The federal government is to be commended for developing the workload assessment tool in collaboration with the IEU and other education unions. While applicable to policy initiatives arising from the NSRA, the [...]

New NSRA workload assessment tool targets key cause of teacher burnout2024-04-16T10:06:06+10:00

School employers have nothing to fear from modern community standards

2024-03-22T13:30:33+11:00

The ALRC Report to the Federal Government lays out common-sense updates to the special discriminatory privileges afforded to faith-based school employers. The Federal Government must act on their clear election commitment and deliver these basic discrimination protections for school staff. Read more here: Faith-based schools have nothing to fear from community standards In the midst of a school staffing crisis, parents simply want the best school staff and best teachers possible to teach and care for their children.

School employers have nothing to fear from modern community standards2024-03-22T13:30:33+11:00

Report into special discrimination privileges for schools long overdue

2024-03-21T21:05:20+11:00

All workers, including every IEU member, are entitled to work free from discrimination. The recommendations from the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) tabled today in the Federal Parliament are long overdue and an essential step to modernise anti-discrimination laws. Read here why the Federal Government must act now to deliver on their clear election commitment: IEU Speaks on how faith schools can prosper without discriminating Our school staff and students have waited long enough for fair and modest protections. Schools and communities of faith can continue to prosper without the need to discriminate.

Report into special discrimination privileges for schools long overdue2024-03-21T21:05:20+11:00

International Women’s Day 2024

2024-03-07T16:08:30+11:00

International Women’s Day 2024 75,000 IEU members and their families will be celebrating International Women's Day this Friday, 8 March 2024. International Women's Day is an opportunity to reflect on the incredible achievements of women fighting for greater equity, fairness and social inclusion; while we also recommit to taking the action needed to hasten the rate of change for women and girls around the world. Read here about the gains and continued struggles for gender equality: IEU Speaks on International Women's Day 2024

International Women’s Day 20242024-03-07T16:08:30+11:00

NSRA review rightly targets student disadvantage but misses the mark on teacher workloads

2024-02-28T10:35:49+11:00

The IEU commends the strong emphasis on tackling education inequality and improving learning opportunities for all students as recommended in the National School Reform Agreement (NSRA) Expert Panel’s report to the Federal Government. Unfortunately, a failure to deploy a complementary strategy to address excessive teacher workloads may doom many of the proposed reforms to fail. Read here how the next NSRA can help ease workload pressures: IEU Speaks on NSRA report's hits & misses The IEU will continue to campaign for concrete and enforceable changes to workload practices in schools, read our latest advocacy with the federal government here: IEU Correspondence [...]

NSRA review rightly targets student disadvantage but misses the mark on teacher workloads2024-02-28T10:35:49+11:00

The children and educators of Gaza need our urgent support and protection

2024-02-09T11:31:50+11:00

The ongoing war between Hamas and Israel has had a disastrous impact on the safety of children and educators. The education and school system has been plunged into chaos as schools remain closed and vital infrastructure destroyed. Read here about the urgent support needed and the vital diplomatic role Australia must play: IEU Letter to Minister Wong 9 Feb 2024  The safety and well-being of 600,000 students and 22,500 teachers in Gaza demands urgent action.  

The children and educators of Gaza need our urgent support and protection2024-02-09T11:31:50+11:00