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The IEU represents university educated teachers employed in child early education and 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, Goodstart and Uniting Early Learning to name just 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 of early childhood trained organisers.
Members of ECS Council are elected by Early Childhood members in various geographical regions in NSW and the ACT. They are employed in a variety of early education and care settings. 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:
- Amy Martin - Sydney metropolitan area
- Marie Jacobsen – Central West NSW
- Lyn Connors – Hunter/ Newcastle
- Ariane Simon - Sydney Metropolitan area
- Melinda Gambley – Northern Rivers
- Julia Cameron – North West NSW
- Phillipa Maher – Mid North coast
- Suzanne Snowball – Sydney metropolitan area
If you are interested in representing your area please contact the IEU.
Your workplace news
The IEU met with Department of Education representatives regarding concerns about the Assessment and Ratings process raised by the IEU in writing earlier this year.16 Dec 2019
Most countries around the world celebrate World Teachers’ Day on October 5, when much of Australia is enjoying the school holiday period. Because of this, in Australia, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the last Friday of October instead.25 Oct 2019
The IEU has finalised negotiations for a new agreement for Uniting Care Early Learning Services. This agreement will cover 55 services.15 Oct 2019
NESA are looking for participants for a second cohort of early childhood teachers for a pilot program starting in March 2020.14 Oct 2019
Academics from University of Sydney are conducting a survey on professional registration for early childhood teachers who work with children in the birth to five years age group.08 Oct 2019
The IEU has developed a Union training day, especially for early childhood members.19 Jul 2019
After nearly six years the IEU claim for university-qualified early childhood teachers is finally before the Fair Work Commission.20 Jun 2019
The IEU has been contacted by more than 20 individual early childhood services in addition to a group of 40 regional services with concerns about the current National Quality Standards Assessment and Ratings process (A&R).05 Jun 2019
Violence against women is a widespread problem.12 Feb 2019
More than 25 stakeholders from the early childhood sector have collectively signed a letter requesting a commitment from the NSW Government to affordable, high quality early learning for young learners.21 Jan 2019