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
Applications are now open for the 2017 NGS Super Scholarship Awards, nurturing the professional development of those in the independent education sector.02 Aug 2017
NO agreement has been reached by the IEU and Catholic employers02 Aug 2017
Today’s release of the preliminary summary results of the 2017 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests show Australian students are continuing to make gains.01 Aug 2017
On Thursday 27 July, IEU informed Mark Morey, Secretary of Unions NSW of the dispute between the IEU and Catholic employers throughout NSW and the ACT.28 Jul 2017
After 18 months of negotiations, IEU has finally reached agreement with Christian Schools Australian and Christian Education Network on a new enterprise agreement to apply to general staff in Christian schools.28 Jul 2017