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18 Sep 2020 : OECD report reinforces need for Australia to reform and invest in VET

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published the 2020 Education at a Glance report which highlights the widespread neglect of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

26 Aug 2020 : The challenges of COVID-19 in the Pacific

Battling the challenges of COVID-19, climate change, natural disasters and economic recessions is at the forefront of work being undertaken by the Council of Pacific Education (COPE) on behalf of its members in the region right now.

25 Aug 2020 : Sectors under stress: the impact of COVID-19

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) and English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) sectors have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to increased stress and uncertainty for our members.

13 Aug 2020 : Community disgrace as refugees and asylum seekers indefinitely detained in Brisbane’s backyard prison

The indefinite detention of approximately 120 men in an ad-hoc facility in inner-city Brisbane has been condemned by our union.

17 Jul 2020 : Members' voices heard in VET sector review

Our union has made a submission to the Productivity Commission’s Review of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD) to ensure the professional voices of our members working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector a…

15 Jul 2020 : Federal government must extend JobKeeper and expand eligibility for JobSeeker

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is calling on the federal government to extend the JobKeeper wage subsidy given the second wave outbreaks of COVID-19 occurring around Australia.

25 Jun 2020 : Urgent action needed to eliminate violence and harassment at work

Australian federal government failing to take the real steps to end violence and harassment at work.

2 Sep 2019 : Medal of the Order of Timor-Leste presented to Australian union movement

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.

24 Oct 2017 : Asia-Pacific unions gather to address regional challenges

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.

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Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.