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Union supports member to get job back in protracted unfair dismissal case

Article source – Carol Matthews, Deputy Secretary IEUA NSW/ACT Branch “The approach of the FWC provides comfort to teachers conducting outdoor activities that involve some risks.” An IEU member has won the right to return to work after the IEU supported him through a protracted …

Members at risk as Commission finds excursion injury non-work related

Article source – IEUA QLD/NT Branch A controversial court decision means teachers must make personal ‘risk assessments’ in their own interests when deciding whether to join in with student activities, writes Holding Redlich special counsel Edmund Burke. An appeal to overturn a July 2019 Queensland …

Infographic – A teacher’s weekly workload

We are always concerned about teacher’s workloads and this OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey Infographic breaks the workload down into specific activities undertaken by average number of hours. Source: https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/infographic-a-teachers-weekly-workload If you have any questions or concerns about your workload, contact us – enquiries@ieusa.org.au or …

Parenting Leave for fathers – the conversation Australia needs to have

Just one in 20 Australian fathers take primary parental leave according to Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2017. The key drivers of stay-at-work fathers may be the result of gender pay gap difference where women earn less making it unaffordable for a family; or, where …

What these teachers really want from parents

These thought provoking articles by Gabbie Stroud, a freelance writer with over 20 years’ experience, in education may ring true to teachers, ESOs and parents alike. The new school year starts and parents come to school with a freshness amid hope they can reclaim their …

Meet Ruby. Woodcroft College Therapy Dog.

Written by her owner/carer/trainer, Sheralyn Gilbertson Ruby (full name – Rubidium Starrh Gilbertson) was a Christmas present for me in 2017. Even as a puppy, Ruby showed just how much she was drawn to people – especially children. Ruby has undertaken a lot of obedience …

Pets, therapy and schools

  On February 20, ‘National Love Your Pet Day’, people were encouraged to consider the many benefits of their pets and treat them to something special. Studies have shown that sharing your life with a pet has been associated with decreased risk in key health …

Thank you Jenny

As 2019 slides into history, it will take with it the story of Jenny Gilchrist’s 20 year involvement with the IEU(SA) Executive. Jenny is leaving the Executive at the end of this current term. Joining the Executive in 2000, Jenny has been President for the …

IEUSA Executive Changes

The three-yearly elections for IEU(SA) Executive positions has produced some changes and some opportunities. Secretary Glen Seidel continues in the role for another 3 years as do Vice Presidents Noel Karcher and Anthony Haskell. Gerry Conley did not seek re-election after one term and Val …