Pages with topic "Human Rights"
A new Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) campaign is calling on the federal government to ensure the real heroes of the COVID-19 crisis – workers - are recognised and protected.
25 Aug 2020 : To isolate or not: a potentially deadly decision
COVID-19 is a workplace safety issue and its spread is being worsened by job insecurity and work casualisation – making paid pandemic leave provisions essential to protecting working people and the community, as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Paul Giles wr…
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.
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.
1 Jul 2020 : Investment in inclusion support professional development critical, UNESCO report concludes
A new report published by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has found Australian teachers need increased investment in professional development and training to effectively deal with students who have a disabilit…
The Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community-Controlled Organisations (Coalition of Peaks) has released a ground-breaking report outlining First Nations peoples’ views on what a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap should look lik…
Australian federal government failing to take the real steps to end violence and harassment at work.
28 May 2020 : ‘In this together’ for National Reconciliation Week 2020
As IEU members mark National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2020 this week, we acknowledge that we are ‘In this together.’
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.
27 Aug 2019 : Solidarity for Student Strike 4 Climate
Our union stands in solidarity with students who are taking part in the upcoming School Strike 4 Climate on Friday 20 September 2019.
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.
18 Jun 2019 : NAIDOC Week: Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held in July every year across Australia.
A landmark survey by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has revealed the prevalence of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces with two in three women and one in three men affected.
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.
21 Mar 2018 : Acknowledge tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect this Harmony Day - Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. On Wednesday, 21 March 2018, IEUA-QNT Chapters are encouraged to support this year’s theme: Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and…
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.
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.
A new initiative, supported by our union and affiliates of the Queensland Council of Unions (QCU), is bringing together school students across the Toowoomba region in an effort to promote racial tolerance and harmony in their community.
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…