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More on insurance – by NGS Super

Insurance provided through a superannuation fund is a genuine benefit based on a policy held by the fund trustee with an insurer. It is a benefit because Australia suffers from a very large under-insurance problem and super funds are able to plug this gap with …

Examining the impact of COVID-19 – Teacher Survey Report Summary

Thank you to all members who took the opportunity to have their say in the national survey that explored the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning across all educational sectors. The survey was undertaken by researchers at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University …

Lab technicians bring the excitements of science to life

Laboratory technicians are critical to a vibrant and engaging delivery of curriculum.  School science laboratories are places of wonder and excitement for students of all ages and stages. To see the dawning of comprehension as a practical application of science curriculum falls into place is exciting to …

THE IEU – STANDING BY YOU.

Your union always stands by teachers and education support staff to ensure rights, equality, community and justice are upheld. This political cartoon graphically shows the challenging of ‘different thinking’ by those who won’t accept change. Your union even receives criticism for standing strong on public …

IEU(SA) AGM 2020 – Zooming into the digital world

COVID-19 forced the hand of many organisations into using online meetings and delivery of services, including schools and your union. Thankfully, many staff meetings via the online platform ‘Zoom’ enabled us to practice and hone our technique and the AGM was successfully held on Thursday …

Period poverty acts as a barrier to students’ participation at school.

74% of schools surveyed in the report believed access to sanitary products was an issue for their students and 20% of schools reported that teachers are purchasing products for students out of their own money. Hon Irene Pnevmatikos MLC and Hon Connie Bonaros MLC have …

Health & Safety Reps are vital – what do they do?

A Health and Safety Representative is not a Health and Safety Officer – so what is the difference? The titles ‘officer’ and ‘coordinator’ usually denote a staff member appointed by school management to ‘manage’ health and safety to ensure that management is meeting its obligations …

Calling for an Inquiry into First Nation Women In Custody

Author – Christine Cooper, Assistant Federal Secretary, Independent Education Union of Australia Petition Reason We call upon the House of Representatives to establish an inquiry into First Nation Women in Custody. It has been almost 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in …

10th edition of the International Summit on the Teaching Profession

The 10th edition of the International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) took place on 2 June 2020, in a webinar format. Co-hosted by Education International and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the ISTP brought together education ministers and education unions for …