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Our union is always here for our members: Any IEU member in need of assistance with an emergency workplace issue should contact our union directly on FREECALL 1800 177 938 (QLD) or 1800 351 996 (NT).

Accessing natural disaster leave

Where members have safety concerns in the event of natural disaster or emergency, such as severe weather, they should follow the advice of emergency services and advise their workplace accordingly.

  • For emergency assistance, call 000
  • For the SES, call 132 500
  • For assistance with an emergency workplace issue contact our union directly on FREECALL 1800 177 938 (QLD) or 1800 351 996 (NT).

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Schools on notice over co-curricular payments

A recent Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) ruling on underpayment of ‘voluntary’ co-curricular work at St Peters Lutheran College means all non-government schools making such payments are now on notice.

Temporary contracts, long-term problems

A recent survey of 18,000 members of the NSW Teachers’ Federation regarding their workload and experiences teaching, has further reinforced the importance of our union’s ongoing work in fighting back against fixed-term contracts and abolishing precarious working arrangements.

Mathematical Playworld: where imagination and numbers collide

A new pedagogical approach, designed by researchers from Monash University, sheds light on how to effectively support young children’s maths learning through a play-based program. Early childhood education experts agree children should enter their formal schooling...

Strong bodies, strong minds

We want young children to grow up with strong, active and happy bodies and minds, writes Bedrock journalist Jessica Willis.

Accessing natural disaster leave

In the last 24 hours, emergency alerts have been issued to parts of Queensland, including for Inglewood and Leyburn. Fundamentally, where members have safety concerns in the event of natural disaster or emergency, such as severe weather, they should follow the advice of emergency services and advise their workplace accordingly.

Religious Discrimination Bill enables workplace discrimination

Proposed legislation allows discrimination, rather than protects against it.

Eliminating gender-based violence

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of 16 days of action against gender-based violence.

$2.3m recovered for IEU members in last two years

Across 2020-21, our union has continued to make a difference for IEU members – recovering compensation, underpayments and allowances.

Fighting for our future: why current IR policy needs to change

Despite rising levels of insecure work, Australians working multiple jobs to survive and collective bargaining legislation that continues to provide employers with the balance of power, the current federal government shows little intention to consider industrial relations (IR) policy which would address this reality.

Respect@Work lite a failure for working women

The federal government has missed a landmark opportunity to address workplace harassment following the passage of its watered-down Respect@Work legislation.

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