‘Support Staff – Essential for Learning’ is the theme for the 2020 Support Staff Week, which acknowledges School Services Officers (SSOs), Early Childhood Workers (ECWs) and Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs). We know that sites could not function without you and everything you do helps support young people to achieve their potential.
It’s a week when we celebrate, but it’s also a week when we take action to improve the working lives of our support staff colleagues. ‘One Staff – One Union’ is more than just a slogan – it’s the way members at a site should operate to ensure all members are heard and all members work together to achieve the best outcomes.
Member actions will vary, depending on where your sub-branch or member group is at in your activism and support for SSOs, ECWs and AEWs. It’s all about taking the next step in increasing membership, ensuring consultation and building union power at your site.