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The rollout of the COVID jab – IEU(SA) speaks to ABC Radio Adelaide

Listen to IEU(SA) Secretary Glen Seidel – with Sonya Feldhoff on Afternoons, ABC Radio Adelaide – discuss the rolling out of COVID jabs. This edited podcast also features Dr Chris Moy, President of the SA Branch of the Australian Medical Association and Vice President of the Australian Medical …

The COVID Jab – Who, what, when, where, why?

Whilst Australian states are still managing COVID spot-fires, the game changer worldwide is the rollout of vaccinations to as many as possible, as quickly as possible. The two main emerging issues for the IEU are: Raising school staff up the priority list and Avoiding the …

Catholic Enterprise Bargaining Update

Members may (or may not) recall that the IEU and the Catholic School Employers agreed to undertake negotiations under the ‘Interest Based Bargaining’ approach, rather than the traditional ‘Positional’ approach. At the table last year, we determined the broad areas of ‘Interest’ for each party …

Lutheran EA approval process

As much as Lutheran employees voted up the proposed Lutheran EA in November, the agreement hit some technical stumbling blocks in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) approval process. This came as a surprise to both parties, as most of the technical issues raised by the …

IEU submission to Australian Government Automatic Mutual Recognition Legislation

(Download a PDF version of this submission – click here)   Submission: Australian Government Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registrations – Exposure Draft Legislation The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEU) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback regarding the Australian Government’s Automatic Mutual Recognition of …

IEU Speaks – On Gendered Violence

IEU CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RATIFY THE ILO CONVENTION ON GENDERED VIOLENCE AND ADOPT THE RESPECT @ WORK REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS Background 25 November 2020 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  This date marks the brutal assassination in 1960 of the …

IEU(SA) – Reps of the year…

The IEU Rep’s role is vital to the IEU’s work protecting members’ rights and entitlements and, as such, the role comes with certain rights and responsibilities. Jenny and Jon have been very active Reps for the IEU and have participated as part of the 2020 …

World Teachers’ Day – Friday 30 October 2020

Every year, World Teachers’ Day reminds us of the critical role teachers play in achieving inclusive, quality education for all. This year’s World Teachers’ Day has an even greater significance in light of the challenges that teachers have faced during the COVID-19 crisis. As the …

Lutheran EA Negotiations Update

The Lutheran Enterprise Bargaining has reached a point where the LESNW has decided to go to a vote but not all items are resolved. The IEU cannot endorse a yes for this Enterprise Agreement. It is vital that Lutheran IEU members understand the issues with …