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Since the legal requirement for SA school staff to be “fully” vaccinated was rescinded on 31 March 2022, the medical advice around COVID protective practices has continued to become less and less restrictive in SA and around the country.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

A Profusion of Vaccination Policies

With the rescinding of the vaccination mandate in South Australian schools on 31 March, it was no longer unlawful to work in a school whilst unvaccinated. The health message however contained mixed signals, in that, on one hand mandates had outlived their usefulness but on …

Vaccination Mandates Update

Members were updated Monday 2nd May as to our approach to schools wishing to install some form of COVID vaccination requirement into school policy in place of the now-rescinded health directives. The fundamental position was that we would not be challenging the basic health directions, …

IEU letter to CESA re vax Policy – 2 May 2022

2 May 2022 Dr Neil McGoran Director Catholic Education SA By email Dear Neil, Re: COVID-19 Vaccination Policy proposal I further respond to the proposed Vaccination Policy in the light of the Memo of 28 April 2022. There is no simple answer as to whether …

Vax Mandate: Yes or No? IEU Policy Statement – 2 May 2022

There is no simple answer that will please everyone, and often there is a significantly divided opinion at the workplace. Some basic principles will assist the decision making. Decisions should be based the health advice as a minimum and a logical consideration of any proposals …

IEU Response to CESA: Vaccine Mandate Policy Consultation

14 April 2022 Dr Neil McGoran Director Catholic Education SA By email CC to Susan Young Dear Neil, Re: Vaccine Mandate Policy Consultation I acknowledge receipt of a copy of the letter from Professor Spurrier to yourself dated 12 April. I note the Professor gives …

Vax Policies – Questions Finally Answered

Before entering any detailed consultation on school policies which would continue the vaccination mandate for school staff in SA, the IEU sought answers as to the evidence-based rationale for such a move. Last night I finally received a response from the Catholic Education Office (CESA) and …

Employer responses fail to address concerns

Members have been waiting anxiously for the employer response to our 2 fundamental questions What evidence-based data would support the proposal that unvaccinated staff present an unacceptable elevated risk to others? Should a mandate be maintained, will it make an appreciable difference when so many …

IEU letter to CESA seeking evidence based justification for continuing mandate

The IEU is seeking evidence-based justification for continuing the vaccine mandate in Catholic schools. Members are advised to await the answers from CESA to our attached letter before responding to employer feedback request and to ask the same questions of local management. See letter below …

Some great Union wins…

Behind the scenes, your union is working hard for you, be that in your school, your sector (Catholic, Lutheran or Independent) or engaged nationally on matters that affect your workplace. Sharing our wins for members is very important. How else will members understand and appreciate …