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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 …

Employer responses fail to address concerns

Members have been waiting anxiously for the employer response to our 2 fundamental questions What evidence-based data would support the proposal that unvaccinated staff present an unacceptable elevated risk to others? Should a mandate be maintained, will it make an appreciable difference when so many …

IEU letter to CESA seeking evidence based justification for continuing mandate

The IEU is seeking evidence-based justification for continuing the vaccine mandate in Catholic schools. Members are advised to await the answers from CESA to our attached letter before responding to employer feedback request and to ask the same questions of local management. See letter below …

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 …