Early childhoodEarly childhood PD
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 - Sydney area
- Marie Jacobsen - Wagga/Albury
- Lyn Connors - Hunter/Newcastle
- Ariane Simon (St Stephens Preschool Normanhurst) - Sydney Area
If you are interesting in representing your area please contact the IEU.
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With the support of the Vic Trades Hall WHS team, UnionsACT has prepared a fact-sheet on WHS and bushfire smoke. Please note that the factsheet is intended as general information, not industry-specific information.12 Dec 2019
Trade union organizations around the world, national and international, are taking action on December 10, International Human Rights Day, to highlight organized violence against trade unionists and rights defenders in the Philippines. According to the Philippines' Center for Trade Union and Human Rights, at least 43 trade union and peasant leaders have been assassinated since Rodrigo Duterte took office in June 2016.11 Dec 2019
Over 50 IEU members working in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office stopped work on Wednesday, to demand they remain covered by their union bargained enterprise agreement and not be shifted to individual contracts under an administrative restructure.06 Dec 2019
Anzac Day in 2020 falls on the last Saturday of the NSW /ACT school break.05 Dec 2019
Independent schools across NSW and the ACT have recently issued Notices of Employee Representation Rights (NERRs). This is the first step employers are legally required to take prior to commencement of negotiations to make new multi-enterprise agreements (MEAs).03 Dec 2019