As the Australian Education Union ACT Branch approaches the 50th anniversary of its foundation as a Territory union, it is important to recognise and celebrate its history of achievement and contribution to the profession and to the wider community.
In examining the history of the ACT’s public education system as an independent education system - leading to the formation of our own standalone education union - there is one event that stands out as probably the most significant event in both the systems' genesis.
What we learned about ourselves in 1982
Women in teacher unionism
More than ever before, today's AEU ACT is an organisation dedicated to excellent, professional education delivery - and to creating the conditions needed to achieve that. It represents education practitioners at all levels of schooling and TAFE, support staff and school leaders, temporary and probationary teachers, part-time staff; teachers who move between worksites, and educators based in the Education Support Office. How can an industrial organisation do all these things well?
Safe and healthy working conditions have always been core business for our union.