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IEUA Speaks: Gaps remain in the AI framework for schools

28 January 2024 Gaps remain in the AI framework for schools: action needed on teacher workload, consultation and commercial encroachments The Australian Framework for Generative AI in Schools commences operation from the start of the school year across the nation this week. The IEU welcomes …

Federal budget begins long-term repair of a broken education system

Federal budget begins long-term repair of a broken education system High quality education and restoring a strong teacher and support staff workforce must remain our national priority 9 May 2023 Today’s federal budget rightly restores education at the centre of our nation’s policy focus. The …

St Columba College pays $35,000 to the IEU and admits Fair Work Act breaches

Employers are legally obliged to comply with employment conditions in their Enterprise Agreement (EA). Failure to honour enterprise agreement obligations is a breach of the Fair Work Act. Courts can fine employers for breaching the Fair Work Act. If Principals or others are “involved in” …

Federal government IR reforms begin repair of a broken system

Our 75,000 IEU members will welcome the federal Labor government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill as an important first step to fairer workplace laws. These changes will make a difference to the wages and working lives of countless members and their families. School and early …

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 …