Every Australian deserves a decent, living wage and job security, no matter what work we do. Every child deserves a high quality education, no matter their family and community background.
Union members are fighting back. We're uniting together to win a fairer share for working people and fairer funding for public schools .
In April, more than 120,000 of us marched on Melbourne to campaign for fair funding for public schools and show our solidarity for workers left exposed and insecure by rules designed to serve the interests of employers and big business.
During the term break, the Change the Rules campaign will hold a delegates meeting. We'd like to see a delegate attend from every AEU workplace, and given this is in the school holidays, it would be great if every school could send along several delegates to represent members.
You will join around 2000 union delegates from across Victoria who will work together to further build the Change the Rules campaign.
Statewide union delegates meeting
10am, Tuesday 25 September
Melbourne Convention Centre
Please make sure that your workplace delegates register here so we know that they are coming.
We also need every workplace to be represented by delegates at the next major rally in October.
Change The Rules rally
10:30am, Tuesday 23 October
Trades Hall, corner Victoria & Lygon Streets Carlton
We need as many AEU workplaces as possible represented, so we can deliver a strong message to Scott Morrison, demanding a fairer and more equitable community.
AEU Branch Council has endorsed sub-branches to send delegates to rally against the federal Liberal government cuts to public education and in support of our Fair Funding Now! campaign, as well as the broader union movement agenda to change the workplace laws to deliver improved wages and job security.
Please make sure your sub-branch takes the following steps to send representatives to the rally.
- Discuss the attendance of delegates with the principal and ask for delegates' attendance to be approved as part of normal school activities.
- If this is not possible, where sub-branches have sufficient funds they should fund any loss of wages for delegates.
- Where sub-branches don't have sufficient funds, sub-branch members should make arrangements to cover delegates' classes or contribute to any loss of wages.
Please make sure your school is represented.