Thousands of school workers are being urged to protest directly to an Islamic school that threatened to sack non-Muslim female staff if they did not wear a headscarf.

The Independent Education Union of Australia's SA branch is encouraging its 7000 members to email the Islamic College of South Australia's principal and board chairman asking them to reconsider the policy.

An email sent to all members yesterday asks them to copy and paste text that says "as a concerned IEU member I implore you to reconsider your requirement for all women at the Islamic College to wear a head covering".

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