Activists get active

Welcome back to Term 2. I am sure it will be a productive and successful one. Always a busy term with exams, reports, parent teacher conversations, carnivals and classroom teaching.

The Activists Conference was held at Leura during the break and once again a tremendous success (see Activists Conference ). Participants were keen to discuss and share ideas to take back to their workplaces to recruit new members, talk to staff, upgrade notice boards and generally increase the image of the IEU.

A huge thank you to IEU staff Marilyn Jervis and Maria Nestoras who organised the agenda and presenters, to Helen Gregory for her wonderful work arranging accommodation and the comfort of all and to the IEU executive for their support and last but not least, the participants, who were amazing.

They shared, questioned, took notes, were energised and from all reports thoroughly enjoyed the conference.

Term 2 sub branch meetings will be held throughout May. Everyone is welcome and if you have not yet attended a meeting, I urge you go along, get involved and become more active in the union.

The new Lismore IEU office has been officially opened after a delay due to COVID. A wonderful facility and space for both organisers and members.

Great news for our early childhood teachers. The Fair Work Commission handed down a decision supporting pay rises of up to 10% for early childhood teachers. This is a result of eight years of action and submissions by the IEU. Thanks must go to all involved in this case, especially Industrial Officer Michael Wright and the early childhood team.

Enjoy the term, stay well and continue to support one another.