Working to protect our rights – fighting the IR Omnibus Bill

ACTU President Michele O’Neil and Secretary Sally McManus are in Canberra defending workers’ rights in relation to the Morrison government’s proposed Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Economic Recovery) Bill 2020. The ACTU’s submission (which you can read in full here) includes three arguments against the Bill which they see as a return to the WorkChoices […]

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 […]