It is with mixed emotions that I write this letter, as I come to the end of my second, and final term as ACT Branch President. It has been both an honour and a privilege to lead our branch over the past four years. I have learned a lot and I hope that I have served you well.
During this time, I have watched our union grow in both strength and numbers as we worked together, strategically, to stand up for the rights of our members and unite over issues that are pertinent to us, as professionals. I have seen exciting changes in the structure of the union office and felt privileged to work alongside Glenn and the team as they strived to empower sub-branches to be more effective and organised than ever before.
I want to extend my thanks to each and every one of you for your support and encouragement of me during this time and urge you all to remain active, dedicated and passionate about our incredible profession. Our students deserve the best educators, and we must have the recognition and conditions that we rightly deserve. Stay united, always.
Yours in education,
AEU ACT Branch President
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