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Season’s greetings (and thank you) from Teachers Health

A big THANK YOU this holiday season to all the hardworking teachers and school staff from everyone at Teachers Health. You certainly went above and beyond this year, supporting your students and school communities through uncertain times. You make us so proud to be the …

Catholic Bargaining Update – Payrise Delivered, Vote Coming

  The Catholic EA has had an elephantine gestation, but rest assured, it is on its way for voting hopefully in Term 1 next year. At the IEU’s request the employers agreed to make the proposed payrise from May 2021 and that should have come …

The toxic effects of rudeness at work

Are your colleagues rude? Do people regularly ignore each other or dismiss opinions in meetings? Ever gotten an all caps email? And are we getting more rude as a society? In this ABC Podcast ‘All in the mind’, Sana Qadar examines the toxic effects of …

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. …

Pre-service Teachers – start applying for jobs now!

As we transition into the new school year, opportunities for pre-service teachers arise for a number of reasons – now is the time to make sure your CV is up to date and to keep an eye out for job ads. While most jobs are advertised …

Evidence-based teaching strategies – how often are Australian teachers using them?

The Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) recently surveyed 855 teachers and school leaders across Australia about how often they used specific teaching strategies. Some of these strategies are evidence-based, while others are not — in fact some have been found to be ineffective for student learning. The survey results present a mixed picture. Positively, many teachers reported they often …

IEU(SA) – Reps of the year 2021…

The IEU Rep’s role is vital to the IEU’s work protecting members’ rights and entitlements and, as such, the role comes with certain rights and responsibilities. We congratulate Sue and Felicity and thank them for their dedication to the REP role and assisting members in …

University of Adelaide – IEU Award Recipient – Lucinda Paech

We are pleased to announce that this year’s award recipient is Lucinda Paech (pictured receiving the award from our Pre-service Teacher Coordinator, and Deputy Secretary, Tim Oosterbaan). Lucinda has recently completed her Education Degree at The University of Adelaide, specialising in German, Psychology and PLP. …

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 …