IEU Speaks: If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention – #March4Justice

Within the next few days, the IEU will join with other Australian unions and allies to call for an end to gendered-based violence. In 40 events nationwide, in regions and major cities, IEU staff and members will hold Federal Government and all politicians to account and call for the end of dangerous workplace cultures which […]

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 […]

IEU Speaks on International Human Rights Day 2020

The following is an opinion piece as part of the IEU Speaks series written by the IEU Federal Branch. Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have […]

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. […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Update: Knowing your rights at work

Information about the spread of COVID-19 is as rampant as the virus itself. Please refer to reliable sources such as the Department of Health website – it is there that you will find the most up-to-date measures for the prevention of the virus as well as statistics on its spread. In addition to the potential […]

IEU Speaks: International Women’s Day: 8 March 2020 #generationequality

Members of the IEUA WA Branch Executive holding signs in support of IWD2020 On International Women’s Day, IEU members are called to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, and campaign for Gender Equality. International Women’s Day is time to reflect on progress and to call for change. It’s important to celebrate the courage and determination of the […]

Novel Coronavirus Update

There is a lot of concern about the Novel Coronavirus. In an effort to give concerned citizens a central repository for the latest information, the State Ministers for Education and Health in conjunction with Catholic and Independent schools are directing all parties to the  WA Department of Health website: https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus The peak agency with responsibility […]

Welcomed action on Wage Theft

Following the completion of the State Inquiry into Wage Theft in July, the Report based on that inquiry has been released  which includes 28 recommendations for both Commonwealth and State governments, proposed by the author of the report, former WA Industrial Relations Commissioner Tony Beech, based on submissions to the Inquiry. Read the Full Report […]

Catholic Lockout? Please sign this petition

Further to the media release below, the IEUA-QNT is requesting member support from all state branch members by clicking here and signing this petition. The petition will be forwarded to the Queensland IEU branch for presentation to the employer.   The following gives some background about this urgent action.   MEDIA RELEASE from our Queensland […]

AEC Post-Election Report

Download the AEC Post-Election Report here Includes the results of the recent IEU elections. According to Section 198 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (“the Act”) and the regulations an organisation must make the Post-Election Report and the organisation’s response to the report (if applicable) available to members. Further, Regulation 141(4) of the Fair Work (Registered […]

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 […]

IEU Speaks: No Progress on Gender Pay Gap

Wednesday 28 August 2019 is Gender Pay Day.This date illustrates the 59 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work in order to earn the same amount as men earn in twelve months. Gender Pay Day is an important reminder of the continuing barriers women face in accessing the […]

And the winner is…

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 CBCA Book Week Awards. One of the winners and two of the honoured books are by West Australian authors and illustrators! Congratulations to all the winners – as usual all finalists were incredibly rich and visually stunning contributors to the vast body of Australia Children’s […]

Invitation to The Independent Education Union of Western Australia, Union of Employees Annual General Meeting and the IEUA WA Branch General Meeting

When: Wednesday 12 June 2019Where: Ivan Sands Boardroom, IEUA WA Branch, Suite 17, 63 Knutsford Avenue, Rivervale Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm The following reports will be presented: President’s Annual ReportGeneral Secretary’s Annual ReportIndependent Education Union of Western Australia, Union of EmployeesAnnual Financial Report 2018Independent Education Union of Australia, WA BranchAnnual Financial Report 2018 The meeting will […]

ME Bank: Christmas Sparkle on a Small Spend

ME Bank is owned by industry super funds and partners with many unions to provide good deals to members. Find out more here This article is part of the ME Financial Literacy Series. Always read the PDS before undertaking a contract or making a change to your finances. This article is general advice only. The […]