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 […]

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 […]

IEU Speaks on COVID-19

COVID-19 IEUA CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE NATION-WIDE END OF TERM FOR ALL SCHOOL STUDENTS The IEUA’s primary concern is that schools cannot meet either their legislative Work, Health and Safety obligations or their duty of care to both their employees and students. Accordingly, the IEUA calls for an immediate nation-wide end of term for all school […]

IEU Speaks on Closing the Gap 2020

Closing the Gap 2020 The IEUA believes that it remains a national disgrace that infant mortality rates, life expectancy and key education outcomes for First Nations’ people remain at unacceptable levels. 19th March 2020 is Closing the Gap Day.  On this day, IEU members call for action on improving the health, education and employment outcomes […]