Breaking News: Federal Court finding on AWU raids

The Federal Court has held that the investigation commenced by the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) into Australian Manufacturing Union (AWU) donations from over a decade ago was improper and should not have commenced. These donations were never a secret. They were declared to the Australian Electoral Commission as required. From the beginning, the AWU has […]

Congratulations to the QIEU! 100 Years Union Strong!

To commemorate the Queensland Independent Education Union’s 100th anniversary, the IEU Queensland and Northern Territory Branch has produced a Centenary Special Edition of their publication Independent Voice. Congratulations to our comrades in Queensland on this wonderful achievement! 100 more years! Download this special edition of Independent Voice here

Facing an uncertain industrial landscape: what the election may mean for workers

  The Change the Rules campaign included a comprehensive policy agenda, which aimed to return fairness for workers into our industrial relations system. Workers are now facing an uncertain workplace landscape for the next three years following the reelection of the Coalition government. This is because while other major parties endorsed the Change the Rules […]

Not good enough – A statement from IEU National about NAPLAN

Whatever the merits of an ‘online’ NAPLAN, the simple fact is that there is an extraordinary imposition on schools to deliver this new platform. Schedules and re-rooming arrangements impact the entire school. ‘NAPLAN coordinators’, a thankless task assigned to some poor souls in schools, have been busy in recent days and early mornings this week […]

School Strike 4 Climate – 15 March 2019

The School Strike 4 Climate movement was inspired by the actions of Greta Thunberg, a Swedish political activist seeking to stop global warming and climate change. In August 2018, she became a prominent figure for starting the first school strike for climate, outside the Swedish parliament building. The Strike, on Friday 15 March, followed an earlier event in […]