Two of our own

A special shout out to two IEU members who are celebrating 40 years of membership this year: IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Secretary Carol Matthews (right) and organiser Megan Bruce.

Both joined the IEU in 1984; Carol as an industrial officer/organiser while Megan was a teacher. Carol has held several positions and is now the Secretary of the IEUA NSW/ACT Branch and President of the IEUA federal union. Megan was a teacher and IEU member for 20 years before becoming an organiser in 1999.

Carol Matthews: “This milestone has come around surprisingly quickly and it’s an honour and a pleasure not only to be a union member for 40 years, but also to celebrate alongside my friend and colleague Megan. As the Secretary of the NSW/ACT Branch, I come to work every day to support and fight for the rights of our 32,000 members.”

Megan Bruce: “I am proud to work with women IEU members and how they are represented as they make up more than 72 per cent of our membership. Marking 40 years with the IEU is something to be proud of and I couldn’t have wished for a more deserving woman to have shared those many years with – Carol is a friend, a mentor, and a leader. It is an honour to work alongside her.”