Standing together for a better future for Teacher Aides & Educators.
☑ Collective bargaining results in better pay and conditions.
☑ Our industrial specialists and lawyers give you back up and support at work.
☑ Get access to training, information and a community of educators fighting for change.
☑ Membership is 100% tax-deductible.
Join online in a few clicks:
Key reasons to join your union
“History tells us it takes every teacher aide to be a member of the union if we want to make sure what we’ve achieved in bargaining campaigns happens at your school.”
Proud United Workers Union teacher aides members in Queensland. Watch the full video below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unions were started for workers, by workers to give them a stronger voice at work and in the community. Unions collectively bargain for better pay and conditions, provide representation at work, and engage in community and political campaigns that impact members’ lives. Joining the union is joining a collective, standing together for a better future.
United Workers Union is the union for workers for educators, teachers aides, education assistants and facility attendants.
Our coverage extends across:
- Western Australia
- Northern Territory
- New South Wales
If you’re unsure or have any questions, get in touch with us here.
No. The Fair Work Act 2009 states that in Australia, everyone has the right to be a member of a union. Your employer cannot discriminate against you or prevent you from being a member, or from seeking help from your organiser or local union office.
Union membership fees change slightly based on where you work and what you’re paid – most membership fees are $13.25 a week. The join form will display the right fee grade once you enter your occupation information, before you submit your details.
Yes, union membership is 100% tax deductible!
When joining online you can select to pay either by credit/debit card, or via direct debit.
You can also select your payment frequency: weekly, fortnightly, or monthly, so you can align it with your pay cycle.
Unions are run to benefit their members, not for profit. Membership fees are used to provide services and advocate on behalf of members.