Active members make the Union

Welcome back to Term 2. I hope you are well rested, your batteries are charged and ready to take on the challenges ahead.

I have just arrived back from the Activist Conference that was held during the Easter break. Thirteen keen and committed members from schools within NSW attended, willing to become more active in the Union.

We all know that an active and dedicated Rep makes for an active and well informed Chapter. These are the members that make the IEU what it is today and also makes the job of our Officers so much easier when members are kept informed of issues and understand their rights in the workplace.

By the time the conference ended the participants felt they had a better understanding of the workings of the Union, were better equipped to deal with issues, knew the correct procedures to follow and had a willingness to take on new roles within the IEU.

My thanks go to Marilyn Jervis who facilitated this conference and to the many Officers who conducted sessions on various aspects of the IEU.

Term 2 is always a busy time, the weather is starting to cool down as the flu season sets in. Make sure that you all have your flu shot as we are prime targets for catching colds and flu in the workplace.

Best wishes for a good term. Stay well and safe.

Chris Wilkinson