Supporting the independent education community

Teachers

Through every stage of your career, your Union is here for You, representing you industrially and professionally and supporting your individual needs in your workplace.

Student teachers may access free membership for a limited period in your final year of studies. When you are starting out, the IEU provides assistance for New Scheme Teachers in meeting Institute of Teachers requirements, including access to Institute-registered courses.

The Union also provides a range of other popular and practical conferences and training opportunities of great value and interest wherever you are in your career.

The industrial representation provided by your Union ensures you and your colleagues maintain hard-won conditions, receive regular pay-rises and continue to make gains for your profession. For any individual needs, so long as you are already a member at the time the issue arises, the Union is just a phonecall away.  

At the end of your career, the Union is still here for you, with access to the Retired Members Association open to all retired members.

Your workplace news

  • Over 100 schools ballot for action

    This week, over one hundred schools in 11 Catholic dioceses will undertake protected action ballots in a bid to take further industrial action against the Catholic Commission of Employment Relations.

    21 Nov 2017
  • #ChangeTheRules campaign launch - Saturday 18 November

    Inequality in Australia is at a 70 year high and unionists and their unions are building a movement to #ChangeTheRules to bring fairness for working people, their families and communities.

    16 Nov 2017
  • Vote NO to the employers' enterprise agreement

    The Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) has advised of their intention to circulate their proposed Enterprise Agreement (EA) to staff on 14 November for a vote soon after.

    15 Nov 2017
  • Manus Island situation critical

    IEU calls upon the Federal Government to take immediate action and provide access to food, water, electricity and medical supplies to those men remaining within the detention centre located on Manus Island.

    14 Nov 2017
  • OECTA sends message in support of industrial action

    Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association President, Liz Stuart has sent a letter to IEU president, Chris Wilkinson in support of the industrial action taken by IEU members in response to CCER's refusal to include an effective arbitration clause in their latest enterprise agreement.

    03 Nov 2017