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  • News release: Challenging the myths on early childhood education

    There are lots of myths circulating in society about the role and status of early childhood teachers. The Independent Education Union (IEU) is out to challenge those myths at its conference in Sydney this Saturday.

    07 Sep 2017
  • IEU receives letter of support from OECTA

    IEU has received a letter from the president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, Liz Stuart, in support of its position in the ongoing dispute with CCER.

    05 Sep 2017
  • Equal Pay Day

    The rules do not work for working women. Women make up 46.2% of the Australian workforce, yet women continue to earn less than men, are less likely to advance their careers as far as men and accumulate less superannuation savings.

    04 Sep 2017
  • News release: Employers put up roadblocks

    Catholic school teachers and support staff across NSW and the ACT are fighting for their right to take industrial action after the employer created a series of legal roadblocks to the Union's quest to be granted permission to strike by the Fair Work Commission.

    31 Aug 2017
  • IEU release video update after FWC hearing

    ​​​​​Today, IEU Secretary John Quessy informed members on the progress of IEU's application for protect action ballots to the Fair Work Commission through a video message.

    30 Aug 2017
  • MPs visit schools to assess NCCD success

    Yesterday, Meryl Swanson, member for Paterson, and Andrew Giles, Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools, visited two schools in Swanson's electorate: St Peter’s Campus of All Saints College in Maitland, NSW and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School in Tarro, NSW.

    30 Aug 2017
  • IEU releases EA update video

    IEU Secretary John Quessy has informed members on the progress of their Enterprise Agreement through a two minute video published on Facebook and YouTube. The move comes ahead of IEU's application for a protected action ballot order to the Fair Work Commission today, 29 August 2017.

    29 Aug 2017
  • Lismore CSO EA: Fact Check

    If you work for the Lismore diocese you will have received this letter from your Catholic Employers. Again, they’ve not told the whole truth.

    28 Aug 2017
  • Where is our Enterprise Agreement really at?

    IEU has received many questions from members in Catholic systemic schools on the progress of the current EA discussions with CCER. The Catholic employers have been spreading misinformation on the status of the Agreement and the IEU will clarify what is actually occurring (especially re the dispute over arbitration) through a Facebook Live Q&A event, this Thursday 17 August at 4 pm.

    24 Aug 2017
  • Petitions show strong support for Union

    IEU has received signed petitions from over 300 schools, with more rolling in every day, in support of the Union’s position calling on the “Diocesan Director to resolve all outstanding matters in the proposed NSW and ACT agreement including the right to arbitration.”

    22 Aug 2017