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What the federal budget means for education and IEU members

14 May 2024 The 2024 federal budget continues repairs to the nation’s education system and delivers much needed relief to IEU members and their families struggling with persistent cost-of-living pressures. The 2023 and 2024 budget commitments, combined with groundbreaking reforms to workplace laws, have gone …

IEU Speaks: School employers have nothing to fear from modern community standards

22 March 2024 School employers have nothing to fear from modern community standards The ALRC Report to the Federal Government lays out common-sense updates to the special discriminatory privileges afforded to faith-based school employers. The Australian community rightly rejects discrimination on the grounds of sex, …

IEUA Speaks: Report into special discrimination privileges for schools long overdue

21 March 2024 Federal government must not delay election commitment All workers, including every IEU member, is entitled to work free from discrimination. Our community expects that employers can’t lawfully discriminate due to an employee’s sex, sexual orientation, marital status or pregnancy. Yet special privileges …

IEUA Speaks on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2024

75,000 IEU members and their families will be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) across the country this Friday, 8 March 2024. Friday is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the incredible achievements of women fighting for greater equity, fairness and social inclusion; while we …

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 …