One of the IEU’s key responsibilities at federal level is improving all elements of members’ working conditions. So we’re pleased to report on two moves supporting this.
Our Queensland colleague Christine Cooper will step up from Assistant Federal Secretary into the Acting Federal Secretary role for a year. Cooper brings a wealth of experience to this role, from both the teaching profession and union roles.
When she was a graduate teacher in 1986, the first school Cooper joined had a strong union culture. “It was there I learned the power of being part of the collective – a lesson that has supported me well through the years,” Cooper said.
Cooper became Queensland Branch President in 1994, then Branch Organiser, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer. She moved to the Federal office as Assistant Federal Secretary before stepping into the Acting Secretary role in July this year.
Cooper is enthusiastic about her move. “Leadership is more than position or title – it’s about action,” she said.