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IR changes must be passed to support IEU members with caring responsibilities

2022-11-07T17:03:41+11:00

Australian workers and their families need these laws changed now!     IEU members with family or caring responsibilities struggle daily to balance their work and home commitments. The Labor government’s Secure Jobs, Fair Pay Bill will deliver vital support to these members. READ MORE HERE:  IEU Speaks on need for flexible work changes Access to a period of staggered hours or a move from full-time to temporary part-time can make the world of difference to members drowning in their efforts to balance work and home. Despite a predictable scare campaign by big business and some hostile employer groups - these changes [...]

IR changes must be passed to support IEU members with caring responsibilities2022-11-07T17:03:41+11:00

More work needed for a Teacher Action Plan that delivers real change

2022-11-03T12:20:25+11:00

Public consultation is underway on the Teacher Workforce Action Plan - time for teachers to have our say. Read more here: IEU Speaks on draft Workforce Action Plan The next step to finalise a national response to staff shortages is crucial as IEU members review the draft plan released by the federal government. More work will be needed to deliver a final plan that tackles the underlying causes of staff shortages - unsustainable workloads, teacher burnout and stagnating pay. We need a plan that provides a stronger commitment by employers to increase their investment in these critical areas.

More work needed for a Teacher Action Plan that delivers real change2022-11-03T12:20:25+11:00

Federal government IR reforms begin repair of a broken system

2022-10-27T20:11:15+11:00

IEU members from across the nation's schools and early childhood centers welcome the federal government's Secure Job, Better Wages Bill.  The previous LNP government's broken workplace laws will take some time to fully unpack and repair - but the government's Bill is a good start towards a much fairer system: Greater access to flexible work Multi-employer bargaining to get wages moving An end to the abuse of rolling fixed-term contracts Pay equity and reducing the gender pay gap Read full details here: IEU Speaks on the IR Bill Thousands of IEU members and their families will benefit from these changes, and [...]

Federal government IR reforms begin repair of a broken system2022-10-27T20:11:15+11:00

Federal budget delivers for future teachers; Now we must deliver for current teachers

2022-10-26T08:41:13+11:00

The IEU welcomes the federal Labor government's funding of additional university places for education students. This is an important $159 million commitment for the future of education. Tens of thousands of IEU members will also benefit from greater access to childcare and expanded paid parental leave also announced by the federal government. The next crucial step is to support teachers battling unsustainable workloads and burnout. Employers and government can take immediate action to help keep experienced teachers in the classroom. Read more here: IEU Speaks on the Federal Budget  

Federal budget delivers for future teachers; Now we must deliver for current teachers2022-10-26T08:41:13+11:00

IEU Speaks on Teacher Workforce Action Plan

2022-09-08T14:55:09+10:00

Teacher Workforce Action Plan: Education Unions Show the Way Forward Education unions are ensuring a strong professional voice at the Teacher Workforce Action Plan Working Group that recently met in Canberra. The IEU is actively engaged in the Working Group to highlight the immediate and long-term reforms identified by IEU members. We need urgent change to not just attract new teachers, but to retain our experienced members being driven out of classrooms by stagnating pay and unsustainable workloads. READ FULL DETAILS HERE: IEU Speaks on Teacher Workforce Action Plan  

IEU Speaks on Teacher Workforce Action Plan2022-09-08T14:55:09+10:00

IEU Speaks on the Jobs Summit

2022-09-05T11:40:39+10:00

Jobs and Skills Summit 2022: We need an economy based on well-paid and secure jobs Our union welcomed the opportunity to participate in the Federal Government's Jobs and Skills Summit held in Canberra from 1 - 2 September 2022. Australian unions, including the IEU, delivered a clear message at the Summit - we need a bargaining system that is simple, fair and accessible. Read full details here: IEU Speaks on the Jobs Summit     

IEU Speaks on the Jobs Summit2022-09-05T11:40:39+10:00

IEU Speaks: Here is how we address teacher shortages

2022-08-11T16:31:40+10:00

Read more here: IEU Speaks on how we begin to tackle current teacher shortages Our union welcomes the federal government's priority commitment to address teacher shortages. IEU members have identified the key solutions to a problem that was worsened to the point of the current crisis in our schools and early childhood education. An urgent national plan must be enacted by government and education employers.  

IEU Speaks: Here is how we address teacher shortages2022-08-11T16:31:40+10:00

Teacher Workforce Roundtable: Education unions call for national plan to fix teacher shortages

2022-08-11T16:33:41+10:00

The Australian Education Union and the Independent Education Union of Australia have jointly called for a national plan to tackle the ongoing teacher shortage crisis across Australia ahead of Friday’s teacher workforce roundtable with education ministers. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe and IEUA Federal Secretary Christine Cooper described the roundtable as a crucial opportunity for Ministers to engage with the teaching profession via their unions to address the ongoing issues impacting on the education sector. Read more:AEUFED 2208 JOINT MR ROUNDTABLE FINAL

Teacher Workforce Roundtable: Education unions call for national plan to fix teacher shortages2022-08-11T16:33:41+10:00

IEUA Correspondence to Prime Minister Albanese. Welcoming the Hope of Change and Opportunity

2022-05-24T09:26:51+10:00

Dear Prime Minister We write to congratulate you on the victory of the Labor Party and your personal victory in the recent election. We acknowledge that a new Labor Federal Government offers to our members the hope of change and opportunity and we look forward to working with your government to ensure equity and fairness in Australian society, particularly on the following matters: Read More :  Correspondence to The Hon. Anthony Albanese, MP 230522

IEUA Correspondence to Prime Minister Albanese. Welcoming the Hope of Change and Opportunity2022-05-24T09:26:51+10:00

We Won. Fair Work Commission Supports 10 Days Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave

2022-05-20T16:55:04+10:00

“Beyond the profound personal and social toll of FDV, women experiencing or who have experienced FDV have a more disrupted work history; are on lower personal incomes; have had to change jobs frequently; and are more likely to be employed on a casual and part-time basis”. Fair Work Commission Decision 16 May 2022 On Monday, 16 May 2022, the Fair Work Commission made an in-principle decision that 2.66 million workers covered by Modern Awards should have access to 10 days paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave, with the terms to be filed by Friday, June 17 2022. This is an historic [...]

We Won. Fair Work Commission Supports 10 Days Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave2022-05-20T16:55:04+10:00