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

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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
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

NT Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones)Location
Darwin 3pm ACST Casuarina Childcare Centre, Darwin

WA Rallies – Register here!

Time (all times in local time zones)Location

Perth

1pm AWSTPerth Cultural Centre

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

Hobart

3pmHobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street

To find out about travel arrangements that are available, email bigsteps@unitedworkers.org.au.

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!