Supporting the independent education community


  • More dioceses commit to backpay

    Well done members! CEOs in almost all dioceses have committed to backpay teachers and support staff.

    13 Dec 2017
  • In three dioceses, employers commit to backpay by end December!

    Members your actions have done it! Catholic employers in the Dioceses of Wagga Wagga, Parramatta and Broken Bay have sent a letter to staff informing them of the prompt delivery of their backpay.

    13 Dec 2017
  • News release: Teachers and support staff in Catholic schools reject employers’ enterprise agreement outright

    Teachers and support staff in Catholic schools have rejected an enterprise agreement (EA), which was not endorsed by the Union in a ballot declared yesterday.

    12 Dec 2017
  • Support staff urged to vote NO to employers' EA

    A letter has been distributed to Catholic school support staff explaining why the agreement being offered to them by Catholic employers strips them of their basic working rights.

    08 Dec 2017
  • Robo-marking meets resistance

    A consensus was brokered in recent times regarding robo-marking.

    08 Dec 2017
  • Australian Election Company responds to members' concerns on EA voting

    Members in Catholic systemic schools have reported technical issues as voting commences for a non-Union EA. These concerns were relayed by the Union to the Australian Election Company.

    07 Dec 2017
  • CCER launches blatant attack on the Union

    Letters have been distributed across 11 dioceses in NSW and ACT to Catholic school staff by CSO and CEO directors, blatantly attacking the Union's position and accusing it of spreading mistruths. Already several days into the vote for a new enterprise agreement, the move is a desperate attempt by CCER to sway their members to vote for the agreement, even though it puts all their working and pay conditions at risk.

    07 Dec 2017
  • Those in the know vote NO

    As the Catholic employers' proposed EA goes to the vote today, many members have already contacted the Union informing them of their NO vote. Members recognise that their rights are in peril. They recognise that if they don't prevent this EA from passing through, then they could lose the right to arbitration forever.

    05 Dec 2017
  • Union responds to members' concerns regarding EA voting

    IEU Catholic school staff members have expressed their concern with the electronic voting ballot for their new Enterprise Agreement, citing technical failures. The Union has sent a letter to the Australian Electoral Commission detailing the issues and requesting an urgent solution.

    05 Dec 2017
  • "Solidarity to you all" - Letter of support from Sally McManus

    ACTU Secretary Sally McManus has written a letter of support to IEU members as they take stop work action on Monday 4 December.

    04 Dec 2017