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Sick leave should not be confused with working from home

Our IEU Organisers have been contacted by a number of members asking for advice on whether their employer can make them work when they are home on sick leave. The simple answer? No. Sick leave is sick leave. The National Employment Standards define Paid Sick …

The impact of menstruation on wellbeing, participation and school attendance

In 2020, the Commissioner for Children and Young People (CCYP) undertook a survey of students in public schools in South Australia. Over 3,000 responses were received from young people aged 7 to 22 years. Their responses outlined many issues but particular concerns relate to ‘period …

IEU(SA) Position on COVID Vaccinations

Vaccinations are Australia’s pathway out of lockdowns and towards a fair and equitable economic recovery. We need high rates of vaccination to avoid ongoing serious health, economic, and social disruption from COVID-19 outbreaks. We stand ready to support and encourage the rollout and to support …

Catholic EA Update – 31 August 2021

Catholic EA negotiations are progressing and we are deep into drafting the wording of agreed issues after 19 face-to-face meetings over 12 months. Many items are provisionally resolved—however, nothing is locked in—and amongst these are (in no particular order): Salary increase of 2.35% pa for …

IEU Speaks… on #EqualPayDay

Equal Pay Day:  31 August 2021 #what’s your pay gap  Equal Pay Day this year will be marking the 61 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men. In 2020, the number …

The SA Unionists T-Shirt Design Competition

The Competition is open from August 13th 2021 and entries must be received no later than 11:59pm ACDT on Labour Day, October 4th 2021. Competition entry is only open to financial members of trade unions who reside in South Australia. Entries will be considered by …