Maintaining the health and safety of all school staff and students will be paramount Monday, 11 May.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) will be held on 17 May.
Non-government school employers have no justification for continued or further stand downs of school support staff, as students begin a phased return to on-site schooling.
Early childhood education teachers and assistants may be noticing emotional and behavioural changes in young children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Queensland government funding to assist international students stranded in Queensland due to COVID-19 is a critical support for the ELICOS and VET sector at this unprecedented time.
An employer application to terminate the existing Kormilda College collective agreement has been dismissed in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) after opposition from our union.
It is vital that our members working the the VET and ELICOS sector know their rights and are fully informed about the terms and conditions of the federal government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy, following cases of misuse by some employers.
By Natalie Repetto (Contributing writer, member and a Gen Y)
IEU members employed in boarding houses and outdoor education centres attached to schools continue to face uncertainty.
Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 in schools, our union remains committed to developing new and updated collective agreements.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has this week released a comprehensive blueprint for rebuilding the economy and restoring jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has developed a new program providing resources and support to early childhood teachers and assistants to better recognise and respond to young children who have been exposed to family violence.
Maintaining the health and safety of all school staff and students needs to be the number one priority for schools following the today’s Queensland government announcement that all students will return to on-site learning from 25 May 2020, the Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland and Northern Territory (IEUA-QNT) Branch said today.
As all students return to on-site schooling next week, employers have indicated that all teachers and school staff are also to return to on-site face-to-face working arrangements.
Members employed in the VET and ELICOS sectors must be aware of their rights, responsibilities and entitlements when it comes to redundancy, to ensure they receive the best possible advice and outcomes if a genuine redundancy occurs.
The Senate’s most recent commitment to protecting and improving superannuation for working people has been welcomed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).
Our union has welcomed the decision to waive the controversial rule requiring teachers to grade students from A to E for each subject in their mid-yearly reports.
Our union acknowledges the outstanding professional efforts of our early childhood education members who have continued to work to provide quality education throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The future of professional development (PD) opportunities has never been as accessible for school officers and services staff, with COVID-19 forcing schools to accept and adapt to online training and learning technology.
Comprehensive health and safety precautions will be critical in your school as the full student cohort returns on Monday, 25 May.
IEU journalist Emily Campbell spoke to two members, Christine Harman, Principal of the Australian International Islamic College (AIIC) Durack campus and Rami Ahmed, a teacher and union staff representative who also works at AIIC, to discuss how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the observance of Ramadan for the school community this year.
Comprehensive health and safety precautions will be critical in schools as with the return of on-site learning.
Comprehensive health and safety precautions will be critical in kindergartens with the return of on-site learning.
The further development and implementation of multi-tiered trauma-informed support, training practices and protocols for school staff and school mental health workers is critically needed in Australian schools, according to new study by Monash University researchers.
A confidential report for Australia’s education ministers has urged the federal government to lock in five years of funding for kindergartens or face a system compromised by inefficiency and high staff turnover, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, IEU members continue to pursue collective bargaining across our sector in order to protect working conditions at this time.
Autism CRC and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have collaborated to launch inclusionED an online platform where teachers from all around Australia can access and share professional resources to help make their classrooms more inclusive.
A new early learning initiative to teach young children about cyber safety and digital technology use has launched, as part of a joint program developed by the Australian Federal Police, eSafety Commissioner, Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.
With the recent changes to workplace operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of establishing Working Groups (WG) in your workplace and electing a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) has never been so important.
IEU journalist Emily Campbell talks to members Kate Clout, Marianne Lucas and Terry Druery about their experiences teaching online and remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As IEU members mark National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2020 this week, we acknowledge that we are ‘In this together.’
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the teachers have shown the true value of the teaching profession through collective strength, adaptability and fortitude.
Macquarie University’s Centre for Emotional Health and School of Education has launched a new website with resources for teachers to help children who may be experiencing mental health issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our union will celebrate big milestones this year for school officers and services staff on School Officer Day, Wednesday, 10 June.