Meet Andy Jennings
Hi, I'm Andy - the new Lead Organiser in the AEU ACT office. It's great to be on board and I hope I'll get the chance to catch up with you soon.
I'm really excited to have joined AEU ACT as Lead Organiser. I've now been here a month and am loving being in Canberra and working with AEU members. I come to the AEU from the Public & Commercial Services (PCS) union in the UK. I was Group President for the PCS Home Office Group and a member of the PCS National Executive Committee. I hope my experience growing union membership and activism is going to be a useful addition for AEU ACT.
To sub-branch representatives, councillors and members of Branch Executive, I would like to invite you to join me at the Birrigai AEU Leaders Retreat on Friday, April 4 & Saturday, April 5. On the Friday, after what will no doubt be a long week, we'll take it easy, get to know each other better and enjoy dinner. On Saturday, we'll launch into a series of workshops designed to build our skills and confidence as unionists in our workplaces. The workshops will cover cutting-edge techniques for effectively recruiting, campaigning and working with other members. We'll reflect on our progress as a union and develop a plan for the year ahead. Above all, our union is about relationships. This will be a great chance for us all to get to know each other a little better. We really look forward to seeing you there. I hope you can join us.
As Lead Organiser, I'm here to help sub-branch leaders organise our workplaces. Contact me for support getting colleagues active and involved in our union. I can also provide guidance to school principal members and advice about big picture issues in relation to CIT. Email me at Andy.Jennings@aeuact.org.au or ring 62727900.