The IEU represents university educated teachers employed in child care services in NSW and the ACT, including preschools, long day care centres and teachers that work in early intervention services.
The IEU has been successful in gaining improvements in pay and conditions for teachers in private and community based centres. We have also negotiated many stand-alone agreements for members employed in individual services, and other larger organisations such as KU Children's Services, Big Fat Smile, Goodstart to name a few.
If you would like your organiser to visit your centre please call the IEU on (02) 8202 8900. We also have a number early childhood trained organisers.
Members of ECS Council are elected by ECS members in various geographical regions in NSW and the ACT. They are employed in a variety of ECS centres. The ECS Council has an advisory role to the Union, Executive and officers.
Current Members of the Council are Gabrielle Connell - ECS Vice President and representatives from:
- Margaret Wayland (Karuna Montessori Preschool) - Sydney area
- Marie Jacobsen (Leeton Preschool) - Wagga/Albury
- Lyn Connors - Hunter/Newcastle
- Maria Whitcher (Kiama Preschool) - South Coast
- Ariane Simon (St Stephens Preschool Normanhurst) - Sydney Area
If you are interesting in representing your area please contact the IEU.
Your workplace news
IEU Secretary John Quessy has sent a message to members in Catholic systemic schools, thanking them for their "strong voice" throughout the campaign.14 Dec 2017
NESA has notified members that its online eTAMS system has undergone a significant upgrade. As a consequence, members may be experiencing some usability issues while they finalise and configure the system.14 Dec 2017
Well done members! CEOs in almost all dioceses have committed to backpay teachers and support staff.13 Dec 2017
Members your actions have done it! Catholic employers in the Dioceses of Wagga Wagga, Parramatta and Broken Bay have sent a letter to staff informing them of the prompt delivery of their backpay.13 Dec 2017
News release: Teachers and support staff in Catholic schools reject employers’ enterprise agreement outright
Teachers and support staff in Catholic schools have rejected an enterprise agreement (EA), which was not endorsed by the Union in a ballot declared yesterday.12 Dec 2017