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Vax Mandate: Yes or No? IEU Policy Statement – 2 May 2022

There is no simple answer that will please everyone, and often there is a significantly divided opinion at the workplace. Some basic principles will assist the decision making. Decisions should be based the health advice as a minimum and a logical consideration of any proposals …

IEU Response to CESA: Vaccine Mandate Policy Consultation

14 April 2022 Dr Neil McGoran Director Catholic Education SA By email CC to Susan Young Dear Neil, Re: Vaccine Mandate Policy Consultation I acknowledge receipt of a copy of the letter from Professor Spurrier to yourself dated 12 April. I note the Professor gives …

Vax Policies – Questions Finally Answered

Before entering any detailed consultation on school policies which would continue the vaccination mandate for school staff in SA, the IEU sought answers as to the evidence-based rationale for such a move. Last night I finally received a response from the Catholic Education Office (CESA) and …

Scott Morrison can’t be trusted to deliver secure jobs or higher wages.

The IEU proudly joined in solidarity with workers in health, retail, hospitality, teachers, the community sector and others in a “morning of action” in the ACTU Secure Jobs Campaign, particularly targeting the federal seat of Boothby. This budget day, working people are making it clear …

HR is not your friend or career consultant… the IEU is.

Ever visited your HR and asked for assistance only to feel like you are not on the same team – that the school suddenly becomes a priority and you are now battling them for your rights? You are not alone – the IEU deals with …

Some great Union wins…

Behind the scenes, your union is working hard for you, be that in your school, your sector (Catholic, Lutheran or Independent) or engaged nationally on matters that affect your workplace. Sharing our wins for members is very important. How else will members understand and appreciate …

Three-in-five employers offer paid parental leave

Three-in-five employers offer paid parental leave but few dads take up the offer to be primary carer These schemes, which were offered by less than half the businesses surveyed in 2013-14, are now provided by 60 per cent of employers. The biggest increase occurred among …

Cybersecurity. SCAMs. Phishing… your next ‘COVID infection’?

  As if a return to work in a COVID environment wasn’t hard enough for teachers and support staff through remote learning and close contacts, cybercriminals have turned their attention to K-12 schools and their staff to target any weaknesses. Schools also suffer through increased …

2022: What the year holds for super

In 2022, several changes to super that were part of the 2021 federal budget are expected to come into effect. We’ve grouped these according to their relevance to working versus retired Fund members below. Working Superannuation Guarantee rises to 10.5% Probably the most significant change …