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.
Your workplace news
Applications are invited for the Catholic Education, Diocese of Bathurst Diversity and Inclusion Committee 2019. This invitation is extended to both teaching and non-teaching staff.27 Nov 2018
The Union is asking for feedback from members about HSC marking to help frame the issues to be discussed in the next round of negotiations.27 Nov 2018
A member's inquiry at a chapter meeting resulted in a number of teachers discovering they had not been correctly classified and were eligible for an upgrade to their salary level.27 Nov 2018
Under most enterprise agreements in NSW and the ACT, gaining your Proficient teacher status is the gateway to pay rises in the short term and affects the timing of pay rises into the future.27 Nov 2018
The peak body representing for profit or long day care employers in the early childhood sector has made a submission to a Senate Committee, calling for a reduction in ratios of children to teachers.26 Nov 2018