Our annual Birrigai Retreat is about equipping you with the tools to organise in your workplace, know your rights and conditions, and have your say about enterprise bargaining.
The two day Retreat will include a range of sessions, which will include:
- Developing the next Teachers, Psychologists and School Leaders Enterprise Agreement (EA) claim;
- Discussing the progress of the School Assistant EA bargaining and the outcome of the School Assistant Review;
- A guide on how to use section Q of the EA to identify non-compulsory work and planning how we will organise to improve workload;
- A workshop on how to use our union structures to enforce the EA in your workplace;
- Exploring the new tools we have won to address Occupational Violence and how to put them into action; and
- A panel on how being union is more than your workplace - it's also about being involved in fights for social justice and on broad workers’ rights.
You are eligible to take Industrial Leave for the Retreat. To apply, print the paper version of the application for leave form, tick the other box and write in 'Industrial Leave'. Submit the paperwork as early as you can so your school can make adjustments. To find out more about your workplace entitlement to industrial leave, click here.
This is a free event for AEU members. The AEU will cover your attendance costs, including accommodation, meals and Friday night drinks.
The Women's Network is hosting our annual AEU film night! This year, we're watching Made in Dagenham. This British comedy is based on the real struggle of Ford sewing machinist in 1968 for equal pay. You can check out the trailor here.
We'll finish the film with a panel of emminent unionists, where we can lob our curly questions about how we will organise to make change now.
Bring your partner. Bring your friends. Bring your teenagers who are learning to fight the good fight. All members and non-eligible members welcome!
We have organised a National TAFE conference on Friday 20th October in Sydney. At the Conference, we'll debate the future of TAFE, the importance of developing new public policy in the sector, and whast's next for the Stop TAFE Cuts campaign.
Speakers include Professor Leesa Wheelahan (University of Toronto); Dr Jim Stanford (Centre for Future Work); Professor John Buchanan (University of Sydney Business School); Professor Valerie Braithwaite (ANU); Professor Anne Jones (Victoria University) and John Pardy (Monash University).
The conference will be held at the NSW Teachers Federation on Friday 20th October from 10am – 5pm. Tickets are $50 for AEU members, and $200 for general admission.