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Vaccination Policies

As general society is approaching COVID from the basis of “living with” the disease, there is little or no utility in schools adopting stringent policies mandating up-to-date vaccination from all staff under threat of termination for those not complying. The Catholic and Lutheran sectors both …

Progressive Fee Structure – New Category ‘T’

The IEU, like many unions, does not charge a set dollar fee level, but in the interests of equity sets fees proportionately with income. Generally the fee will be less than 1% of gross salary and effectively much less after claiming the tax deduction. The …

The benefits of multiple employer agreements

One aspect of the Albanese Labor government’s Secure Jobs Better Pay Bill which recently passed into law, was the ability of similar employers to be included into the same agreement. This is intended to improve wages, partly by not encouraging businesses to compete by undercutting …

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Since the legal requirement for SA school staff to be “fully” vaccinated was rescinded on 31 March 2022, the medical advice around COVID protective practices has continued to become less and less restrictive in SA and around the country.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to schools wishing to install some form of COVID vaccination requirement into school policy in place of the now-rescinded health directives.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 …