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The AEU has almost 3,000 members in the early childhood sector, and is the most effective advocate for Victoria's early childhood teachers and educators.
In 2021, we secured two new major enterprise agreements – EEEA 2021 for the local government sector, and VECTEA 2021 for the community sector – with signicant improvements in pay and conditions for early childhood members.
An overwhelming 99% of employees voted in favour of the new EEEA, and 98.5% for the VECTEA. Highlights of the agreements include:
These two agreements set the benchmark for the rest of the early childhood sector.
The Victorian Labor government has announced $5 billion of funding over the next 10 years so that every child in the state will have access to two years of kindergarten. Victoria will be the first state or territory in Australia to introduce a subsidised kindergarten program for all three-year-olds. This very welcome funding will mean changes for our members at centres across the state. The Department of Education and Training has provided resources and information about the rollout, including:
The AEU is the union for early childhood teachers, educators, preschool field officers (PSFOs), and advisors.
We understand your work and the challenges (and rewards!) of early childhood.
When the going gets tough, we’ll support you – whether that’s providing 1-on-1 advice about anything from your contract to your leave entitlements, running excellent PD, or achieving strong enterprise agreements for the workforce as a whole.
When it comes to enterprise bargaining, there is strength in numbers – and the more early childhood teachers and educators join the AEU, the more power we have at the bargaining table.
We've sucessfully campaigned for the Victorian government to introduce 15 hours of preschool education for all three-year-old children - the single biggest investment in preschool we have seen in Victoria.
The AEU has almost 50,000 members around Victoria. Join us today, and connect with a community of passionate educators.
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