Workplace office bearers
The AEU is its members. At the workplace, the strength of the sub-branch relies on:
- members acting collectively,
- members being actively involved in democratic workplace decision-making,
- successful handling of grievances,
- recruitment of new members.
This is called an 'organising' model of unionism. To facilitate this 'organising' process, the sub-branch
should form a Workplace Organising Committee (WOC) comprising a number of activists in
key roles to share responsibilities.
In the first few days of the school year, call an AEU meeting to form a Workplace Organising
Committee and forward details to the AEU office.
Please use one of the forms below (online or downloadable) to let us know your office bearers at the beginning of each year, or whenever positions change.
If your workplace is a sub-branch in its own right (no other workplaces are listed on your workplace list), use this online form or download this form to complete and return.
If your workplace is part of a multiple workplace sub-branch (other workplace names are listed on your workplace list), use this online form or download this form to complete and return.
TAFE workplaces, use this online form or download this form to complete and return.
Children's Services workplaces, use this online form or download this form to complete and return.
Access to resources
Organised workplaces are strong workplaces. This handy guide tells you everything you need to know about the AEU, sub-branches, nominations, elections, and establishing your very own workplace organising committee (WOC).
We are powered by AEU members across South Australia, and the more members we have, the stronger we are at the negotiating table. We’ve developed a useful pack for member-to-member recruitment, equipping you with all the information you need to talk to other teachers and SSOs about joining the AEU, so we can better protect every educator.