Educators are shutting down the sector on September 7!
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Parents and supporters:

Help educators
SHUT DOWN THE SECTOR!

day and
hours to go!

Early education is in crisis, and we need real reform NOW! 

Educators are leaving the sector in record numbers every week, due to burn-out, workload and low pay.

Centres across the country are having to limit enrolments, close rooms and cancel staff leave.

We need urgent action and a real plan for our sector that respects educators. Policy changes which make early learning cheaper and more accessible for families simply cannot work without addressing the workforce crisis. 

We need to make sure the new Albanese Government listens to educators and commits to making real reform in the sector. 

That’s why this Early Childhood Educators Day, educators are going to take nationwide action to shut down the early education sector.  

Educators need your support to fight for our sector.

Here's what you can do to support early educators:

1 Don’t bring your child into your centre on September 7.  Keep them at home, or take them with you to one of the events below! 

2 Talk to the educators at your centre about how you can support them to take action on September 7!

3 Send an email to your local MP calling for reform!

This is our chance to tell the Federal Government to respect educators and commit to a plan to fix the early education sector!  

On September 7, union members everywhere are going to shut down and take action around the country!  

Register as a community supporter:

Fill out the form below to register to take action on September 7!

Attend a rally:

QLD Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones)Location
BrisbaneGathering from 2.30 for a 3pm startQueens Gardens, CBD
Townsville3pmCharles St Oval, near Aitkenval School
Mackay3pmJubilee Park
Hervey Bay3pmScarness Jetty
Rockhampton3pmKershaw Gardens

NSW Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones) Location
Sydney Gathering from 2.30 for a 3pm start Rally at Martin Place, to march to 1 Bligh
Newcastle 3pm Bar Beach
Wodonga 3pm Woodland Grove
Orange 3pm Robertson Park
Griffith Gathering at 2:00pm Jondaryan Ave, march to Griffith Memorial Park

ACT Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones)Location
CanberraFamily friendly event from 11:30am

Rally from 3:30pm
Parliament House Lawns

VIC Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones) Location
Melbourne Gathering from 2.30 for a 3pm start  Rally at Fed Square
Wodonga 3pm Woodland Grove

WA Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones)Location
Perth1pm AWSTPerth Cultural Centre

NT Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones)Location
Darwin3pm ACSTCasuarina Childcare Centre, Darwin

SA Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones) Location
Adelaide 3pm ACST Gather at SA Parliament House, to march to Elder Park

TAS Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones)Location
Hobart3pmHoboart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street

Email your MP

To find out more, email bigsteps@unitedworkers.org.au.