Thank you for the handout included in the mailout I received, entitled Stay Strong. Stand Up. Have a Voice.
I had put forward the idea of having something like this to explain the benefits of union membership and highlighting past gains for members, on a feedback form last year. Obviously, other members suggested the same idea.
It is so important to have something like this to give to new members of staff when encouraging them to join the Union. I feel this will make a difference as it is not just me, the school Rep, espousing verbally the benefits of IEU membership.
This is an excellent publication on every level – easy to read, well set out, informative and, above all, clearly highlights what members have access to and, more importantly, highlights on the back page current rights the IEU has worked hard to achieve for members over the years. The quotes from other teachers, support staff and principals are also effective.
I look forward to giving this to non members of staff and having a conversation about it. I am also going to give it to members as well, as it is so informative and an excellent summary of the IEU.
Many thanks for taking feedback on board.
Shelley Watts IEU Rep