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IEU to voice concerns of education workers at Jobs & Skills Summit

We need an economy based on well-paid and secure jobs The IEU welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Jobs and Skills Summit being held at Parliament House this week. These discussions have never been more important – real wages are falling at a time …

SA Labor Government’s attack on injured workers

It was with great shock and disappointment that not two months into a state Labor government—the same government which promised to be pro-worker and be transparent and consultative—that I write to you about their plan to undermine both these principles. The concepts around WorkCover and …

IEU SPEAKS: Back to School Plan Unworkable

The staggered start to Term 1 is a wasted opportunity to: Increase vaccination levels of students Wait for an expected peak of Omicron infections to subside & Negotiate workable protocols for the H&S of school communities Either it is safe to re-start school for all …

Morrison’s Religious Discrimination Bill Overrides Other Protections

The IEU supports protections against all forms of discrimination, including religious belief or activity. Everyone has the right to a safe, healthy, and respectful workplace regardless of religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability, or other personal attributes. Legislation should protect all of us, equally. …

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2021 “Orange the World: END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN NOW!” is a call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. It calls on people everywhere to wear the colour orange and take action to end violence against women and girls …

IEU Member Update — Vaccination Mandate from the Secretary

17 November 2021   The IEU is accepting of the decision to require all education workers to be vaccinated by December 10th (first jab) based on the current health advice. This will have obvious implications for the employment of members who are not vaccinated and …

Joint statement from the BCA and ACTU on Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Unions and business are committed to working cooperatively with governments to keep workplaces safe and to achieve the highest possible rates of vaccination though building confidence in the vaccination program and supporting workers to get vaccinated. The ACTU and the BCA acknowledge that the Federal …