How having a Health and Safety Rep can benefit your workplace

WHEN TAFE teacher Amanda Howell noticed something at work that wasn’t quite right, she knew she had to act. Ms Howell, a TasTAFE Risdon campus AEU Health and Safety Rep [HSR], was recently alerted to an issue in her workplace that she said management hadn’t addressed. “I investigated a matter, then sent it through to […]

End of Term 2 President’s Message

Thank you. Two simple words, but two that are important to use after such a difficult two terms. The staff shortage crisis that existed before COVID has intensified, causing difficulties in our teaching and education support personnel (ESP) across all of our sectors. It has contributed to a year like no other, and in some […]

AEU Advocacy triggers huge member payout

A Tasmanian AEU member and the union branch are celebrating after union advocacy led to a big payout! In recent weeks it was identified that a union member had spent several years on the same salary classification, despite having fulfilled the criteria to progress through the salary scales. After raising the issue with the AEU, […]

School Social Workers Being ‘Stretched Thin’

Increased workload pressures at times triggers thoughts of a career change for passionate school social worker Lisa Hudson. But the AEU member and Northern Tasmania senior social worker said her love of supporting students drives her passion for the job. “I love working with children because the earlier we can provide support, the better the outcomes […]

Happy NAIDOC Week 2022!

The Australian Education Union is proud to be celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022!. NAIDOC Week celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. […]

We are reaching for the stars!

As you know, our Lifting Learning campaign is about supporting our students to reach for the stars and aims to achieve a whole range of outcomes detailed in our Log of Claims, developed and supported by members. We’ve been delighted to see so many of our valued members getting involved in our Lifting Learning campaign and […]

Competition Time!

We’re giving members the chance to win one of five double passes to the soon-to-be-released film Where The Crawdads Sing! We are ramping up our Lifting Learning campaign and we want to reward members who are getting involved! For your chance to win double pass movie tickets we want to see what ‘Lifting Learning’ priorities […]

Study up before tax time 

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has a range of tips and information to help you lodge your tax return this year.   Whether you drive from school to sporting events or have been doing extra study that relates to your current job, there is a tax guide for teachers and educators to help you navigate your […]

Welcome our newest AEU Members!

A very warm welcome to the more than 145 new members who joined Tasmania’s largest voice for public education during Term 2. We look forward to working with all new members who have come on-board this year and we encourage everyone to get involved with their union – there are so many ways to do […]

Union Power Prompts Super Win

The union movement is celebrating some positive changes to our superannuation won by union campaigning.  The contribution guarantee is increasing from 10% to 10.5% and the $450 threshold on earning super is being removed for ongoing employees over the age of 18.  That means that from 1 July 2022, all workers will receive super for […]