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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

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

2021-11-26T08:52:43+11:00

25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This year's theme is “Orange the World: END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN NOW!”  On this day we call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.  We call on people everywhere to wear the colour orange and take action to end violence against women and girls in every community, at home, in public spaces, in schools and workplaces, during conflict and in times of peace. Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread and devastating human rights’ violations we face. A third of all women and girls [...]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women2021-11-26T08:52:43+11:00

Religious Discrimination Bill Enables Workplace Discrimination

2021-11-25T16:04:22+11:00

Morrison’s Religious Discrimination Bill Enables Workplace Discrimination The Federal Government continues to polarise and disenfranchise the rights of IEU members who work in faith-based schools. On 25 November 2021, Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021. This is the third attempt by the Federal Government to amend religious discrimination legislation Do not be misled by the name of this Parliamentary Bill nor the rhetoric that accompanies its propose legislation.  This proposed legislation is purported to be protecting people from discrimination, instead it provides employers with new rights to discriminate.  The Religious Discrimination Bill 2021, if accepted will : [...]

Religious Discrimination Bill Enables Workplace Discrimination2021-11-25T16:04:22+11:00

FAILING ON CLIMATE FAILS AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS

2021-10-14T14:08:36+11:00

Australia’s education unions have thrown their support behind the School Strike for Climate movement, as students and supporters prepare for a national protest in advance of the Glasgow COP26 climate summit. The three unions, representing nearly 300,000 education workers, support this urgent call from students for a moratorium on new fossil-fuel projects, 100% renewable energy by the end of the decade and the funding of a just transition for fossil-fuel workers. A 2050 target is close to useless without a clear and credible plan to get there. That means cutting fossil-fuel subsidies and investing in the secure jobs of tomorrow, today. [...]

FAILING ON CLIMATE FAILS AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS2021-10-14T14:08:36+11:00