Meeting the challenges of 2019

The Union greatly values the opportunity to engage with principals in regional areas and was pleased to meet with principal members in Wagga Wagga on 20 March. Congratulations to Alan Le Brocque on his continuing service as IEU rep for principals in the Wagga Wagga Diocese and on being re-elected to that role.

Appreciation is expressed to ALP Senator Deb O’Neill for joining IEU principal members in Wagga Wagga after their meeting and for her input and support to principals and their school communities.

Other forthcoming IEU principals’ gatherings include Newcastle on 17 May and Sydney Inner West at Burwood on 21 May.

Within the context of the ACTU’s Change the Rules campaign, the IEU values the support of its principal members in regard to key issues such as pay equity, access to flexible work arrangements for parents and carers, the need for secure employment options, and the importance of social justice issues such as ending wage and superannuation theft for vulnerable workers, including students. The IEU welcomes the involvement of principals and all members in Change the Rules activities leading up to the May federal election.

The IEU also encourages the active participation of principal members in the work of the Union via its Education Issues, Women and Equity, and Environment committees. Contact the Union if you would like to engage with these committees and/or other Union activities.

In Term 2, the IEU Principals Sub Branch meeting will be held on 4 May at the Union’s Parramatta office.

Pam Smith
Principals Organiser