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Australian federal government failing to take the real steps to end violence and harassment at work.
The Government of Timor-Leste has presented the Australian union movement with the Medal of the Order of Timor-Leste, for it’s role in securing independence for the country.
20 Jun 2019 : Supporting those seeking asylum
Thursday 20 June marks World Refugee Day and our union is taking steps to support those seeking asylum within our local community.
3 May 2019 : Fijian unionists attacked by police on May Day
Unionists have been arrested and detained in Fiji ahead amid May Day protests over job losses.
15 Feb 2019 : Teacher unionist faces death threats in Philippines
Prominent Philippine teacher trade unionist Raymond Basilio has been subject to death threats due to his role as general secretary of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers.
23 Aug 2018 : Ten years jail for Iranian teacher unionist
Mohammad Habibi, an Iranian teacher unionist, has received a 10 and a half year prison sentence following a peaceful protest in Tehran.
15 Jun 2018 : Unions uncover abhorrent abuse of female garment workers
Female garment workers in South East Asia are being exposed to physical and sexual abuse in clothing factories, according to unions and human rights associations.
16 Mar 2018 : West Virginia teachers win big after historic strike
After joining together in the longest strike in the state’s history, teachers and school support staff in West Virginia have won a significant 5% wage increase.
2 Feb 2018 : Commercialisation of Indian schools looms
Villagers in Rajasthan – India’s largest state in the country’s North West – have staged sit-ins at public schools set to be commercialised on a pilot basis of 10 years.
10 Nov 2017 : IEU speaks on Manus Island situation
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.
Our union recently joined with unions from across the Asia-Pacific region at the Education International (EI) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 10-12 October.
20 Jul 2017 : Librarians fired for trying to form union
A recent case involving the firing of five American librarians who were attempting to form a union in their workplace has highlighted the importance of Australian unionists maintaining a strong collective amidst growing employer and government power.
18 Aug 2016 : Action taken over “for-profit” African schools
In the wake of recent controversy and wrongful arrest of an EI researcher, the Ugandan government has announced the closure of all Bridge International Academies (BIA) schools in the country.
IEUA-QNT member Linda Brady of St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School north of Brisbane has been travelling to Uganda for more than a decade helping to provide resources and improve conditions in disadvantaged communities.
In a shocking case involving an overseas for-profit education provider, a Canadian researcher working for Education International (EI) was arrested in Uganda but later released following placement of a “wanted ad” by the provider as a result of his resear…
27 May 2016 : UK plan to privatise schools condemned
Ongoing plans by the UK government to privatise schools and place its educators working rights at risk has been condemned by the IEUA.
4 Mar 2016 : New graduates a teaching milestone for Timor Leste
Timor Leste’s teaching profession has received a significant boost with the graduation of 46 new teachers from a college run by the Marist Brothers Province of Australia.
Girls born at the turn of the new millennium have now achieved adolescence. But, what has the world achieved for them?