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  • Time for change?

    Most employees in Australia come under the aegis of the Fair Work Act 2009, a piece of federal legislation introduced by the Rudd Government, in response to the infamous WorkChoices laws of the late era Howard government.

    19 Aug 2017
  • Pay rises

    On 1 July, all rates in the industry modern award, the Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award 2010, were increased by 3.3%, in line with the national minimum wage increase.

    19 Aug 2017
  • Good news for casuals

    On 5 July, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) brought down a significant decision for casual workers, as part of the general modern awards review.

    19 Aug 2017
  • IEU Q&A Facebook Live August

    On Facebook Live yesterday, IEU Secretary John Quessy answered members' questions about its dispute with CCER over the new Enterprise Agreement for Catholic systemic schools, especially in regards to arbitration.

    18 Aug 2017
  • Environment Committee announces winners of the IEU Environment Grants 2017

    The IEU Environment Committee is delighted to announce the winners of the IEU Environment Grants 2017 sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank (TMB).

    17 Aug 2017
  • Postal survey on marriage equality

    The Australian Government has proposed a postal survey on the question of Marriage Equality.

    15 Aug 2017
  • News release: Teachers should not sign NAPLAN confidentiality agreement

    The Independent Education Union (IEU) is advising its members not to sign confidentiality agreements in relation to the administration of NAPLAN online testing.

    14 Aug 2017
  • IEU releases petition to resolve outstanding issues with EA

    On Friday 11 August, IEU requested members to sign a petition to be submitted to CCER to resolve outstanding issues with the proposed EA, including those surrounding arbitration.

    14 Aug 2017
  • Update: Catholic employers oppose the right to take protected action

    By 2 August 2017, over 500 schools across NSW and the ACT supported the IEU motion to commence the process for protected action ballots. Given this overwhelming response, the Union applied to the Fair Work Commission for protected action ballot orders (PABOs).

    10 Aug 2017
  • IEU calls for 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave

    IEU has urged members to sign a petition in a bid to have ten days paid family and domestic violence leave included in the National Employment Standards.

    08 Aug 2017