AEU SA Support Staff Week 
26-30 August 2019


A week to celebrate the work of your support staff!

*The change of date to the 2019 National Support Staff Week earlier this year led to many being unable to participate. We heard your concerns.
Therefore we invite you to celebrate with us at the AEU SA Support Staff Week 2019 (see new dates above) because we know support staff are integral to quality public education and deserve secure work and a living wage.

AEU SA Support Staff Week is a week to celebrate and acknowledge the diverse work of ECW, SSO and AEW members and how they contribute to the ongoing success of our education communities. 

You can acknowledge and celebrate support staff in August in your schools and preschools by:

  • Displaying our AEU SA Support Staff Week 2019 poster/flyer at your site.
  • Holding a morning tea or special lunch to express your gratitude for your SSOs, ECWs and AEWs.
  • Presenting our AEU SA Support Staff Week 2019 Certificate of Appreciation to your support staff.
  • Making AEU SA Support Staff Week 2019 part of your sub-branch or work group meeting agenda.


We believe Support Staff are integral to quality public education so they deserve secure work and a living wage.

Did you know that in South Australia:

  • 81% of Early Childhood Workers are on insecure contracts
  • 56% of School Services Officers are on insecure contracts
  • 48% of Aboriginal Education Workers are on insecure contracts.

We need your help to highlight the insecure working conditions of our support staff.

Action:

  1. Encourage SSOs, AEWs and ECWs at your site to take part in our campaign to publicise their conditions.
  2. Stand up and be counted during AEU SA Support Staff Week 2019 by using our A3 selfie posters and take a selfie.
  3. Send your selfies to us at journal@aeusa.asn.au

Important Information on Conversion to Permanency and Underemployment


Are you seeking conversion to permanency at your site?

Click on the link below which applies to you and download the file which includes details of your eligibility criteria.
For SSOs
For ECWs
For AEWs


For further assistance contact our Information Unit on: 8172 6300.