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Your union for teacher aides, education assistants and education support staff

We help your children at every stage of their schooling. 

As Teacher Aides, Education Assistants and Educators, we work hard to make sure that all children in our care are given a great start in life. We are the professionals caring for and educating the next generation of Australians. 

As Aboriginal & Islander Education Officers, we reach people and communities bringing the benefits of education that would otherwise be missed out on.   

As Auslan Language Model Teacher Aides and Educational Interpreters, we make sure children are able to gain the education they need.  

As Education Facility Attendants, Caretakers, School Cleaners, Building Services Officers and Maintenance Workers we ensure schools meet the high standards necessary for children to play and learn safely. 

As School Gardeners and Canteen Workers, we make sure the school’s natural environment and the school’s food provides the foundation for a great day for children in the playground and in the classroom.  

Together we are campaigning for respect, recognition, and pay and conditions that reflect the essential role we have in every child’s life.  

United Workers Union is our union for Teacher Aides, Education Assistants and vital Education Support Staff.   

UWU represents over 150,000 workers from all walks of life across Australia.  Throughout our history, we’ve shown when working people come together, we win. 

We fight hard for jobs you can count on, decent pay and conditions, and respect at work. Your union is here to help you, we provide a range of quality services, benefits and representation when you need it.


Lighting the Way professional development conference will be held Saturday 27 July 2024 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

Further information regarding the conference, including registration details, ticket cost and program of events will be provided to members via email in the coming weeks. 

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A union delegate is another union member just like you. They have a job to do every day, and they answer to the same management that you do. The key difference is that a union delegate has training, tools and protections to help you and other members solve problems at work!

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Standing together, we can change our workplaces.

Better Pay and Conditions

Union members stand together for better pay and conditions, respect, and job security.

Australian workers who are union members earn on average $250 more every week.

Back up and Support at Work

When you face poor treatment – like unfair dismissal, safety issues or harassment at work it’s important to be union.

At worksites across the country UWU Delegates, leaders and Health and Safety Reps have your back.

Training, Community & Information

Members have access to exclusive training and development designed to support you at work.

Being union also gives you access to a community of workers and expert information when you need it.

Join a Movement that Wins

When you’re union, you’re part of a national movement with a long history for standing up for what is right.

If you want a fairer Australia, joining your union is the best way to make a difference.