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
The NSW Education Standards Authority has released a survey to capture the experiences and preferences of NSW teachers. The survey is now live and ready for you to have your say.19 Nov 2018
Our short and informative animated video, explaining exactly what it is the IEU can do for you, is live on YouTube right now. It's the perfect message to send to your friends and colleagues who you think should also join the Union.16 Nov 2018
The 37 year old champion athlete, disability advocate and qualified teacher was named the NSW Australian of the Year for 2019 on Monday night.14 Nov 2018
In recent months the Union has been contacted by a number of support staff who have been classified as temporary for no good reason.12 Nov 2018
The NSW Government has signed up to the Gonski 2.0 agreement, which they claim will ensure additional funding to schools across the state.07 Nov 2018