Unite for change: IEU launches pay rise campaign for preschools

The Independent Education Union of Australia NSW/ACT Branch (IEU) is launching a pay rise campaign for staff employed in community-based preschools in NSW.

Community-based, not-for-profit preschools are run by voluntary parent committees of mums and dads. Preschools provide high-quality early childhood education to many children throughout NSW, but they need help to address the workforce crisis that is threatening early childhood education. 

“For too long, the work of preschool teachers has been undervalued,” said IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Secretary Carol Matthews. “It’s time for a fair deal for preschools: respect the profession; pay teachers and educators properly; and invest in the future.”

Full media release below.