Educators are shutting down the sector on September 7!
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It's time to Shut Down the Sector!

Days to go!

Educators are sick of being stuck!

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. Children and families – including our own – are suffering due to the strain.  

Educators have had enough!

That’s why this Early Childhood Educators Day, educators are going to SHUT DOWN THE SECTOR! 

We need to make sure the new Albanese Government listens to educators, to reform the sector for good.   

United Workers Union members are calling for the federal government to urgently outline a plan and timeline to deliver on 3 key priorities:

1 Give us a reason to stay and pay us what we’re worth.

2 Value early learning as part of the education system, just as important as schools.

3 Put children before profit.

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 NOW to shut down the sector on Early Childhood Educators Day!

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
Mackay3pmLocation TBC
Hervey Bay3pmDayman Park

NSW Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones)

Location

Sydney

Gathering from 2.30 for a 3pm startRally at Martin Place, to march to 1 Bligh
Newcastle3pm

Bar Beach

Albury3pm

QEII Square 

Bathurst3pmLocation TBC

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
MelbourneGathering from 2.30 for a 3pm startRally at Fed Square, to march to Trades Hall
BendigoGathering from 2.30 for a 3pm startLocation TBC

NT Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones)Location
DarwinTime TBCLocation TBC

WA Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones)Location

Perth

1pm AWSTPerth Cultural Centre

SA Rallies – Register here!

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Adelaide

3pm ACSTGather at SA Parliament House, to march to Elders Park

TAS Rallies – Register here!

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Hobart

3pmLocation TBC

To find out about travel arrangements that are available, email bigsteps@unitedworkers.org.au and let us know where you are coming from.

If you live in a regional area too far to travel to a rally nearby, why not plan a local action in your area?

Check out Early Educators United to chat to other educators about what they are planning to do on September 7! And make sure to share photos of your event on the day!