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World Refugee Day. 20 June 2020

“Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us—except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale.” Khaled Hosseini 20 June 2020 is World Refugee Day On this day, …

IEU Member Advice #1 – COVID-19

  13 March 2020 As COVID-19 has reached the pandemic stage and is likely to spread more widely in Australia it raises questions for workers regarding their rights and entitlements under scenarios ranging from work closure to forced quarantine. Employers will need to balance competing …

IEU Speaks – IWD. Campaigning for safer workplaces.

CAMPAIGNING FOR A SAFER WORKPLACES On International Women’s Day, IEU members call out Workplace Gendered Violence (Download PDF version of this article here) What is Workplace Gendered Violence? Workplace gendered violence is any behaviour, action, system or structure in a workplace that causes physical, sexual, …

IEU Speaks – IWD. Generation Equality.

  INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY GENERATION EQUALITY On International Women’s Day, IEU members are called to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, and campaign for Gender Equality. (Download this article in PDF format here) International Women’s Day is time to reflect on progress, to call for change and …

What to do about coronavirus

Schools around Australia have reacted differently to students who have recently been to China. Naturally, schools will try to balance the protection of the whole school community with the rights of students to receive an education. The IEU cannot provide any medical advice but we …

TRB SA – submission by the IEU

On November 8, your Union lodged a submission to the Legislative Review Committee objecting to the proposed amendments to the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004. Prior to the official submission we organised multiple social media messages such as the graphic below to clarify visually our …

SA Government Declares War on Teachers

  The SA Teachers Registration Board is about undergo radical change if the government gets its way. We have until November 8th for comment. The TRB is totally funded by teachers but the proposal is to remove the requirement for any registered or practicing teachers to …

IEU Speaks on… Religious Discrimination Bill 2019

IEUA Statement Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 5 September 2019 The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) expresses its dismay at the content and poor clarity of the federal government’s draft Religious Discrimination Bill. The IEUA is disappointed at the continuing practice of governments to polarize, …

Time to Overhaul Discrimination Exemptions

The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) opposes discrimination based on a person’s sexuality. The IEUA believes that current exemptions should be removed and that practices in faith-based schools, and indeed in any endeavour conducted for the public by faith-based organisations, should reflect community standards …