This year we celebrate support staff and their work on Monday 16 May.
This will be the fifth World Education Support Personnel (ESP) Day, as organised by Education International, of which the IEU is a member.
On World ESP day, we call on the government to invest in the education workforce and ensure the rights and decent working conditions of all support staff, in line with Education International’s Resolution on Education Support Personnel.
We also call on governments to ratify International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 190 – Violence and Harassment which recognises “the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment”.
We invite you to join us in defending the rights and status of education support personnel everywhere.
We encourage you to organise an action in your school or workplace to celebrate and recognise the role of support staff – you may wish to use this as a recruiting opportunity to talk about some of the key battles the union is fighting for and alongside our support staff members.
Many members organise a morning tea or similar event. It’s a chance to get together and talk about what matters in your workplace.
The more support staff union members you have in your school, the stronger your voice and claim becomes.
To join: Call us on 8202 8900 or complete the online form: www.ieu.asn.au/join-page