Welcome to the Independent Education Union

The Independent Education Union is a registered organisation of employees that works to protect and advance the professional and industrial interests of its Members.

The continuing growth of the Independent Education Union around Australia is a testimony to its success in building a stronger union voice and understanding the issues confronting the private school sector.

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Position Vacant: Part time Teacher

The IEU has a casual position available for a teacher who is looking for some part time work and an exciting career opportunity. The IEU subscribes to 'Curriculum Organiser' on behalf of members. We need a registered teacher who would like to become proficient in the use of 'Curriculum Organiser' in order to deliver both small group and one on one professional learning sessions to IEU Teacher and Education Assistant members.


Budget blows cause pain

UnionsWA has commented on the release of the first Budget by the Mc Gowan Labor Government critical of the planned loss of 3,000 public sector.
Meredith Hammat, Secretary, UnionsWA said:
“The loss of 3,000 public sector jobs come at a difficult time for our fragile economy in WA.


Inequality in Australia
Consensus that neoliberalism is the right approach for society has fractured, as the results of this experiment are there for everyone to see.
Working people were promised more jobs, greater wealth and better services.


The Stats to know this Equal Pay Day

The gender pay gap starts when women enter the workforce and widens with age, peaking in their 40s and 50s.
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Equal Pay Day 2017 - 4 September
The rules do not work for working women. Women make up 46.2% of the Australian workforce, yet women continue to earn less than men, are less likely to advance their careers as far as men and accumulate less superannuation savings.


Make It Fair: Work and Care Survey Responses, Western Australia
ACTU & Unions WA Report

Between August 4 and August 23, 2017, the ACTU, UnionsWA, affiliated unions, Carers Australia and Parenthood cooperated in the conduct of a survey asking Australians about their work and caring responsibilities. As of August 23, 2017, over 5,400 responses have been received. The survey was completed by 1,178 West Australians. This report summarises the results from West Australian respondents.


Australia's wage growth is at crisis levels

The Turnbull Government has turned its back on working families who are struggling with record low wage growth and rising cost of living.
Wage growth has remained at the record low of 1.9 per cent, according to the latest wage price index from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).


Family And Domestic Violence Leave

Paid family and domestic violence leave and protections at work help victims of violence to maintain safe and secure employment. Paid leave will allow an employee subjected to family and domestic violence to take an absence from work to attend appointments with medical, legal or financial professionals or to make arrangements to relocate or ensure their children’s protection, without suffering financial disadvantage.

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