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IEU(SA) 40th Anniversary celebration

The history of IEU(SA) is very important and needs to be celebrated and acknowledge those people who have worked so hard over the years. And so it was, a group of influential past and present IEU members gathered at The Brompton Hotel for an evening …

Westminster EA Negotiations – Teachers solidarity with non-teachers

Last year saw three schools from the Independent Education sector cut and run from Enterprise Agreement (EA) negotiations in an attempt to push through EAs without the endorsement of the Independent Education Union (SA) (IEU). Those attempts failed in spectacular fashion. In listening to the …

WHS is the employer’s responsibility – but they need to know!

Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 in South Australia it is the employer’s responsibility to provide a workplace free from risk to health. It is extremely important for ALL employees to report ALL hazards, near misses and injuries no matter how ‘small’ they …

EB 2024, A Call for Change: Empowering Catholic School Educators

Breaking the Status Quo For far too long, you, as Catholic Teachers and Education Support Officers (ESOs), have been treated as ‘second-class citizens’ compared to your counterparts in government schools. However, this year presents a unique opportunity for transformation. You and your colleagues have a …

New Protections for School Reps

From 15 December 2023, there are important new protections for school Representatives (Reps) in their role. IEU Reps now have the explicit and protected right to: Represent the interests of members and persons eligible to be members. Reasonable communication with members and eligible members about …

Bargaining Update: members’ collective actions are vital

Our Industrial Team and Organisers are almost constantly involved with Enterprise Agreement (EA) bargaining at various worksites and we keep members informed at their worksite through specifically targeted updates. Here, Industrial Officer Dan Farmer shares a snapshot of negotiations at two schools to demonstrate to …

Meet the IEU(SA) Organising Team!

Our 2024 Organising Team comprises union officers with a very broad range of union and education experience, which all members can benefit from. Each worksite (IEU Sub-Branch) is allocated an Organiser whose role is to work with members to support the functions of the Sub-Branch …

Safety Footwear: A Double-Edged Sword for Workers’ Health

A recent comprehensive review in Occupational Medicine Journal has highlighted a critical issue in workplace safety: protective footwear. While protective footwear is essential in specific workplaces, some workers are finding their footwear is causing injuries; leading to people not wanting to wear safety boots. After …

Is your Working with Children Check expiring soon?

Did you know that Working with Children Checks (WWCC) are valid for 5 years? If you obtained a WWCC in 2019, it will expire this year. Make sure your contact details are up to date with the Screening Unit in the Department of Human Services, …