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Teachers Health are sharing the big wins with you this holiday season

With the end of the year fast approaching, we’d like to wish all IEU(SA) members a happy holiday season and celebrate with some special offers. Remember, Teachers Health is the only health fund created from day one to benefit you – the education community. Created …

Outcomes from final ECC for 2018

On 23 November the last Enterprise Consultative Committee meeting for this year was held. Among other things, the following matters were discussed. CESA Employment Declaration Forms The IEU team reiterated members concerns that such a document, which must be completed for employment within Catholic Education …

Contract employment – no such thing

Insecure Work is an issue for unions in general and the IEU is no exception. Without permanent employment people not only have the worry of what they will be doing from time to time, but will also have difficulty getting finance. In the non-government sector …

Enterprise Agreements & Family Friendly Benchmarks

As schools negotiate their own enterprise agreements, issues naturally fall into 4 categories. Salary Teacher Workload ESO conditions Core “family friendly” conditions Determining appropriate salary increases 3 years out (but hopefully not 4 years out) involves a level of economics and necromancy rarely found in …

SACE Stage 2 Review Report released

IEU members provided a substantial input to the most recent SACE Review and were hoping for more concrete outcomes than when they responded to the 2012 Review.  The difficulty SACE has is being all things to all people and being tied into a flawed ATAR …

Calculating Teacher Christmas Holiday Pay

If a teacher has worked all 4 terms, they can expect to be paid continuously through the Christmas break if continuing or if not continuing they would receive pay for the full 12 months through to the start of the new school year. The usual …

Computers displacing specialist teachers – Curriculum is Union business

A Catholic primary school in Adelaide is proposing to change their language program from Indonesian to Chinese – not a completely uncommon occurrence however is was the mode of delivery that concerned us. The proposed change will see the school implement the program My Chinese …