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Sick leave should not be confused with working from home

Our IEU Organisers have been contacted by a number of members asking for advice on whether their employer can make them work when they are home on sick leave. The simple answer? No. Sick leave is sick leave. The National Employment Standards define Paid Sick …

Instagram and TikTok are popular with kids. What do parents need to know?

The internet is an integral part of the digital lives of young people in Australia. However, engaging online can be confronting. Teens spent an average of 14.4 hours a week online, for a range of activities, including: researching topics of interest – 95% watching videos, …

The impact of menstruation on wellbeing, participation and school attendance

In 2020, the Commissioner for Children and Young People (CCYP) undertook a survey of students in public schools in South Australia. Over 3,000 responses were received from young people aged 7 to 22 years. Their responses outlined many issues but particular concerns relate to ‘period …

Trust in Science May Lead to Pseudoscience

Published by Steven Novella under Skepticism, https://theness.com/neurologicablog 3 Sep 2021 The ultimate goal of scientific skepticism is to skillfully use a process that has the maximal probability of accepting claims that are actually true and rejecting those that are false, while suspending judgment when an …

Earn as you learn… listen to our new pre-service teacher podcast

In this podcast, we look at the job-ready benefits of working in schools whilst you are studying to become a teacher. Many pre-service members contact us about working AFTER they graduate. In reality, they may have missed potential teaching experience for their CV and important …

Early Career Teachers Conference – SASTA

The South Australian Science Teachers Association 2021 Early Career Teachers Conference will be held Monday 27 September 2021 at Nazareth Catholic College, Flinders Park. Theme: Setting up for Success “The new teacher assumes full pedagogical and legal responsibility as soon as they enter the school. …

BOLD women step up to leadership

Congratulations to the IEU(SA) BOLDies, Ally Cunningham, Jenny Johnson and Kathleen Johnson, who have recently been elected to the IEU(SA) Executive Committee. Image, left-right: Ally Cunningham, Britta Jureckson (President, IEU(SA) Executive), Jenny Johnson and Kathleen Johnson. Ally Cunningham As a unionist of many years, Alley …

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 …