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Education Support Staff – are you overworked and underpaid?

One of the most important ongoing matters raised by IEU members is classification of Education Support Staff (also known as ESOs, SSOs and LSOs). When the IEU conducts classification professional learning sessions for ESOs in-house, we typically receive questions such as: I am really overworked …

Review of School Vaccination Policies

Since the legal requirement for SA school staff to be “fully” vaccinated was rescinded on 31 March 2022, the medical advice around COVID protective practices has continued to become less and less restrictive in SA and around the country. State of emergency powers are being …

IEU(SA) Equity Committee – Women’s Dinner

The first IEU(SA) Equity Committee Women’s Dinner was held 11 years ago, in the year of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, when our speaker was the then member for Florey in State Parliament—Frances Bedford. At that dinner, Frances talked about her work to …

Relief Teacher Skills: Examples and How to Improve Them

Relief teachers provide and maintain an educational atmosphere and ensure learning continues when primary educators take some time off for personal or professional reasons. When you work as a relief teacher, it helps you prepare for a full-time teaching position. Why are relief teacher skills …

Invite pre-service teachers at your school to join the IEU

With many Pre-service Teachers (PSTs) on placement in schools at the moment it is timely to remind members that PSTs are eligible for IEU membership. PSTs can access our career advice, all of our Professional Learning Sessions and support with CV writing. And, they can …

A holiday message from your health fund – Teachers Health

There are so many benefits to being a Teachers Health member! Healthy Lifestyle programs, Extras provider networks… the list goes on. So don’t miss out, find out what else you could be claiming for! Not a Teachers Health member? Now’s the perfect time to compare …

IEU marches in solidarity with Early Childhood Educators

On Wednesday 7 September the IEU joined in solidarity with the United Workers Union and over 200 Early Childhood workers at their #valueearlyeducators rally on the steps of Parliament House and then marched to Elder Park. Crowds gathered in cities across the country as more than 1,000 …

2022 IEU(SA) Executive Election Results

2022 Executive Election Results thus far– Stage 1   We have a change of Secretary and Deputy Secretary. After 7, three year terms, the current Secretary, Glen Seidel, will be retiring in 2023 and Deputy Secretary Tim Oosterbaan has been elected as Secretary in 2023. …