If you’re a woman and you work in public education, we want you to know how the AEU can support you throughout your career.

If you thought that unions were full of
beefed-up tradies
on picket lines,
think again!
Most union members are

Hear our stories.

Most Australian educators are women. So it makes sense that supporting and advocating for women’s rights is part of our union’s DNA.

The union movement is a force for change. We don’t just stand up for your rights at work, we want to create a fairer society overall. That means fighting to remove discrimination — and we know that for many women in the workplace, that still exists. On this site you’ll find real stories from real women who talk about how joining the union has changed their lives, personally and professionally.


Ageing in the classroom

As a feminised profession, many of our members experience the double edge sword of sexism and ageism. QTU activist and prep teacher Julie Streeter recently shared her own experiences with the AEU Federal Women’s Conference
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16 Days of Activism against Domestic Violence

NSW Teachers Federation Branch Members are asked to support the campaign #WeWontWaitDV for 10 days of paid domestic violence leave as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today kicks off 16 days of action.
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