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IEU(SA) Position on COVID Vaccinations

Vaccinations are Australia’s pathway out of lockdowns and towards a fair and equitable economic recovery. We need high rates of vaccination to avoid ongoing serious health, economic, and social disruption from COVID-19 outbreaks. We stand ready to support and encourage the rollout and to support …

Catholic EA Update – 31 August 2021

Catholic EA negotiations are progressing and we are deep into drafting the wording of agreed issues after 19 face-to-face meetings over 12 months. Many items are provisionally resolved—however, nothing is locked in—and amongst these are (in no particular order): Salary increase of 2.35% pa for …

IEU Speaks… on #EqualPayDay

Equal Pay Day:  31 August 2021 #what’s your pay gap  Equal Pay Day this year will be marking the 61 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men. In 2020, the number …

Working remotely doesn’t mean you can’t be watched…

Given the uncertainties of this COVID era, working remotely has become a necessity when government directives advise schools to lock down to all but the most essential students and staff. Working remotely might take you away from prying eyes over your shoulder, but chances are, …

Should existing casual employees be offered permanency?

By 27 September 2021, employers (other than small business employers) need to assess whether any of their existing casual employees employed before 27 March 2021, are eligible to be offered a conversion to permanent employment. Within 21 days of completing the assessment, the employer needs …

Online learning is leaving disadvantaged students behind.

A coalition of education and charitable organisations (including the IEU), concerned about growing inequality in classrooms, propelled by digital exclusion, has written to the Minister for Education in South Australia. Why has the coalition taken this action? “Inequality in Australian education is increasing. School education, …

Joint statement from the BCA and ACTU on Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Unions and business are committed to working cooperatively with governments to keep workplaces safe and to achieve the highest possible rates of vaccination though building confidence in the vaccination program and supporting workers to get vaccinated. The ACTU and the BCA acknowledge that the Federal …

Growth in School Funding

School funding has been a political football for as long as non-government schools have received government subsidies. A recently published graph puts in perspective the contributions of state and federal governments to both government and non-government schools.

Podcasts – they are buzzing in people’s ears…

Podcasting has been around for many years but they are starting to become more ubiquitous as an alternative form of media. Fans of podcasts say they are flexible and utterly democratic. The barriers to entry are low, and there are no lists of regulations. They …

The SA Unionists T-Shirt Design Competition

The Competition is open from August 13th 2021 and entries must be received no later than 11:59pm ACDT on Labour Day, October 4th 2021. Competition entry is only open to financial members of trade unions who reside in South Australia. Entries will be considered by …