Supporting the independent education community

Teachers

Through every stage of your career, your Union is here for You, representing you industrially and professionally and supporting your individual needs in your workplace.

Student teachers may access free membership for a limited period in your final year of studies. When you are starting out, the IEU provides assistance for New Scheme Teachers in meeting Institute of Teachers requirements, including access to Institute-registered courses.

The Union also provides a range of other popular and practical conferences and training opportunities of great value and interest wherever you are in your career.

The industrial representation provided by your Union ensures you and your colleagues maintain hard-won conditions, receive regular pay-rises and continue to make gains for your profession. For any individual needs, so long as you are already a member at the time the issue arises, the Union is just a phonecall away.  

At the end of your career, the Union is still here for you, with access to the Retired Members Association open to all retired members.

Your workplace news

  • Industrial action: Vote YES!

    Ballots will begin arriving at your home address in the last week of holidays.

    19 Sep 2017
  • Catholic systemic schools holding attendance ballots

    Listed below are the schools where the AEC will hold Protected Action Ballots at school on the dates and times indicated.

    19 Sep 2017
  • Did you get this from your employer?

    CCER has sent a statement to employees in Catholic systemic schools regarding their new Enterprise Agreement. Here is the Union's response.

    19 Sep 2017
  • Unions NSW hosts Equal Pay Day dinner

    Last night, Unions NSW hosted an Equal Pay Day dinner to celebrate the decades long, ongoing battle for equal pay. Over 200 supporters attended the event.

    14 Sep 2017
  • Union wins right to industrial action: video update

    IEU Secretary John Quessy has released another video update regarding the progress of the new Enterprise Agreement for Catholic systemic schools. In the video Quessy states that "the Fair Work Commission has granted the Union's application for Protected Action Ballots" and "IEU is currently negotiating the timetable for those ballots with the Australian Electoral Commission."

    13 Sep 2017