United Workers Union scores $20,000 in extra entitlements for two Tasmanian ECEC eds

The United Workers Union (an amalgamated union which includes the union previously known as United Voice) has reportedly secured $20,000 in entitlements for two early childhood educators who worked for a northern Tasmanian childcare centre that has now closed, local news source The Examiner has reported.

20 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

As we walk out of 2019, take a bow, refocus and set 2020 intentions

For the month of December, I invite you to join my Sacred Bow Challenge (bow rhymes with cow, take a bow) it’s a way to become more conscious about how to close out the year and enter into the new year, something which is especially important in early childhood education and care (ECEC).

a day ago

by Leo Babauta

Book Book Book launches to critical acclaim from Leo, aged 5 “the chickeniest book I have ever read”

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) professional, Gabby Millgate, also known for her iconic role in Muriel’s Wedding, has recently published her first book on raising chickens in early learning settings, cleverly titled The Book Book Book.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

AEU SA hits back – SA Government overstated support for revised preschool pay

A spokesperson for the Australian Education Union (SA Branch) (AEU) is “alarmed” by the “gross overstatement” made by the South Australian Government yesterday, in relation to an ongoing pay dispute which has resulted in industrial action across the state on several occasions.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

South Australian Government hopes AEU endorsement will end preschool pay dispute

The South Australian Government has welcomed a decision by the Australian Education Union’s state executive to endorse unanimously the Government’s Enterprise Agreement offer for teachers, principals and preschool directors to go to a ballot of its members, in a move that is hoped will resolve the long-running pay dispute.

6 days ago

by Freya Lucas