The AEU's Support Staff Week of Action each year acknowledges School Services Officers (SSOs), Early Childhood Workers
(ECWs) and Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs). We know that sites could
not function without you and everything you do helps support young
people to achieve their potential.
It’s about acknowledgement and appreciation, cake and flowers but it’s much more. Respect and appreciation of a person’s work also means taking action to improve their working lives – this action is one way you can show respect for AEW, SSO and ECW members of our union and your education team.
Our theme this year is 'Secure Employment for a Professional Workforce', and it reflects the ongoing action in sites this term to support the conversion of eligible contract support staff to permanency. Find the details around conversion to permanency for SSOs and ECWs here.