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Annual Membership Update

New fee category for 2020 IEU(SA) membership fees have remained unchanged for the last two years, but the time has come that we cannot absorb our cost increases for a third year and maintain the level of support and service that members rightly expect from their Union. …

Orange Our World to End Violence Against Women

Orange Our World to End Violence Against Women There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.” – Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General 25 November 2019 is International Day for the Elimination …

TRB SA – submission by the IEU

On November 8, your Union lodged a submission to the Legislative Review Committee objecting to the proposed amendments to the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004. Prior to the official submission we organised multiple social media messages such as the graphic below to clarify visually our …

SA Government Declares War on Teachers

  The SA Teachers Registration Board is about undergo radical change if the government gets its way. We have until November 8th for comment. The TRB is totally funded by teachers but the proposal is to remove the requirement for any registered or practicing teachers to …

IEU Speaks on… Religious Discrimination Bill 2019

IEUA Statement Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 5 September 2019 The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) expresses its dismay at the content and poor clarity of the federal government’s draft Religious Discrimination Bill. The IEUA is disappointed at the continuing practice of governments to polarize, …

TRB Review IEU Submission

The SA government is conducting a review of the Teachers Registration Board composition and function under the heading of “Enhancing” the TRB. The IEU has made a submission (190603 TRB IEU Review Submission) defending the current structure. In essence, the IEU believes that the current …

Procedural fairness in workplace investigations

In Enterprise Agreements, we generally have a provision regarding the process that a school must undertake when conducting a workplace investigation into conduct or performance.  The Union’s ability to challenge a school’s process during a workplace investigation will depend on the terms of the Enterprise …

Dear Dorothy… help me with Equal Opportunity…

Dear Dorothy I am not sure what my rights are regarding what is happening to me at the moment. I thought everything was OK at the school that I have been doing some relief work in. I haven’t had any issues with the students and …

Member Federal Election Briefing

Vote#1 for Education The issues canvassed during the election lead-up have been broad, ranging from pork-barreling, to visionary, to mean spirited and socially regressive. The IEUA federal executive has highlighted a range of educational, social and industrial issues of particular importance to a progressive education …