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Getting outcomes for teachers
The AEU has a long and proud history of representing Victorian public school teachers. The Victorian branch of the AEU was officially founded in 1995, but we’ve been representing teachers’ interests since 1884 with the formation of the Victorian Lady Teachers Association.
Major achievements in the past few years include:
- Defeat of the former Liberal government's performance pay plan and a commitment from the Andrews Labor government never to implement performance pay.
- Laptops provided to all teachers at no cost as a ‘tool of the trade’.
- A pay increase of 13.7% in the current agreement (VGSA 2017).
- Changes to the performance and development process, which are focused more on teacher developmental needs rather than a performance assessment.
- Numerous professional, industrial and legal wins for individuals.
There are more campaigns and victories to be won – so get on board and lend your voice to the growing power of AEU Victoria.
AEU: the union for public school teachers
The AEU is the peak representative body for Victorian teachers, with a seat at the table for all the major professional and industrial developments in your profession. We have decades of experience and expertise negotiating better outcomes for teachers and their students.
AEU members are informed, empowered and ready to take action when needed. Just ask the Napthine Liberal government, who refused to listen to Victorian teachers – until three statewide strikes forced them back to the table.
History shows that the AEU campaigns hard and wins big for teachers. As part of the Australian union movement, we also proudly work for a better, fairer society – campaigning for social justice, and proper investment in public assets such as healthcare and (of course!) education.
If you’re a Victorian public school teacher, the AEU is the union for you.