Focus on Early Career Teachers: Building your collegial community

IEU member and Gold Coast teacher Jessica Prouten provides her top tips for building your professional community – a critical foundation as you begin your teaching career. As you navigate the beginning of your professional life as a teacher, it is important to engage with a community of practice that can provide resource ideas, check […]

Union wins on stand downs

Union win on support staff stand down dispute From the IEU NSW/ACT branch 28 April 2020 After taking a stand down dispute to the Fair Work Commission in early April, on behalf of support staff at All Saints Grammar at Belmore, the IEU has managed to secure a major win on behalf of our members. […]

“Back to school in Term 2!” The IEUA WA Branch’s response.

Today the Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Education Sue Ellery announced that there would be a ‘soft return’ of  government school students to their school physically from 29 April for Term Two (see the Media Release of 17 April below).  Parents will have the choice of sending their children to school or keeping them […]

IEU Speaks on Respect For School Staff

Your union is awaiting a statement from the Premier about the situation in WA. Here there may be a stronger case for staff who aren’t vulnerable being present at school, with appropriate safeguards. The actual and gradual return to school physically of students has and will vary from state to state/territory. Your comments and feedback […]

WA Government Media Statement – Changes to Government School Learning

Today, Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced changes to government school learning to take place beginning Monday March 30 in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. You can download and read the media statement here. It is expected that independent and Catholic schools will introduce their own suitable arrangements. This […]