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The AEU Represents: Education Workers in Preschools, Schools and TAFE Teachers and Preschool Directors Early Childhood Workers (ECWs) School Principals.

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2 The AEU Represents: Education Workers in Preschools, Schools and TAFE Teachers and Preschool Directors Early Childhood Workers (ECWs) School Principals School Services Officers (SSOs) Aboriginal Community Education Officers (AEWs) Swimming and Aquatics Instructors TAFE Lecturers and Lecturer Assistants TAFE Educational Managers Hourly Paid Instructors (HPIs)

3 The AEU will continue to: promote and advocate for public education campaign for improved funding for your preschool fight for better learning conditions for your children The AEU wants to be a voice with parents for the future investment in public education.

4 The Issues Preschool Leadership Higher classification for preschool Directors and ECWs Permanency for teachers and ECWs Professional development Attraction and Retention Professional pay

5 ECWs, SSOs, AEWs Improved funding for support staff in preschools and schools Recognition of overtime and out of hours work Increased support from the employer for reclassification Improved pay for lower classified education workers More resources for non teaching staff to assist children with special needs

6 Professional Development The AEU wants support for teachers, non- teaching staff and leaders to undertake professional development to: Embrace new educational developments Develop enhanced teaching skills Develop skills for ECWs and relief staff in preschools

7 The Government fails: To deliver properly resourced professional development that recognises the needs of preschool teachers and support staff To provide meaningful professional development activities in work time To properly fund professional development leaving teachers and ECWs paying for much of their PD programs

8 Attraction and Retention Additional non contact time for beginning teachers in their first 3 years Improved Country Incentives to attract teachers to country and remote locations Permanency for teachers and ECWs Nationally competitive salaries to retain our best and brightest teachers in South Australia

9 The Government fails: To provide additional support time for new teachers To provide permanent employment for new teachers and ECWs particularly in country locations To provide leadership opportunities in preschools for aspiring teachers

10 Salary The AEU is seeking on average a 7% per annum salary increase for 3 years to: Achieve nationally competitive salaries Attract and retain high quality teachers to the profession Properly remunerate teachers for their skills, knowledge and professionalism Properly remunerate ECWs and preschool support staff

11 SA at Lowest National Salary ** * * * *

12 The Government Proposal: Removes the preschool staffing formula from the proposed Enterprise Agreement Removes the position of preschool Director in sites that are co-located with schools Removes the autonomy of preschool Directors by placing their line management with the local school Principal Reduces access to autonomous leadership positions for preschool teachers

13 The Government Proposal: Offers a salary of 3.25% per annum for 3 years Offers nothing in terms of conditions for ECWs

14 Government Proposal Fails: Because it offers a salary increase: 1% less than the inflation rate. The Adelaide CPI figure for April 2007 to March 2008 is 4.6% That leaves SA teachers at the bottom of the national scale for the next 3 years. That will see SA teachers go interstate and overseas for decent remuneration

15 A Message to Parents Your teachers and non-teaching staff: Recognise the link between pay and conditions for our members and a good public education for your children Therefore: Do not back away from seeking reasonable pay increases Do not back away from seeking to improve working conditions

16 A Message to Parents Your children’s teachers and non-teaching staff: Need your understanding and support Are seeking your help in our campaign Want to work with our parents jointly to improve public preschools and schools

17 Show your support by: Talking to other parents Filling out postcards Handing out pamphlets Talking to friends and family Attending rallies ing Ministers Writing letters to the editor Writing to local MPs Ringing radio talkback

18 Rally Parliament House 17 June


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