JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

IEUA, AEU and UWU call upon the Federal Government to prioritise access to vaccination for
teachers, educators and support staff in schools and early learning centres to keep these frontline essential workers and those they educate safe.

Teachers, Educators and Education Support Staff struggling to get access to vaccination has left schools and early learning centres unsafe, and society without a clear path out of the Covid-19 mess

The unions called for the Minister, Greg Hunt, to prioritise access to vaccination for
teachers, educators and support staff in schools and early learning centres to keep these frontline essential workers and those they educate safe.

In calling for priority vaccinations – staff in schools and early learning centres are not in any priority category at the moment – the unions argue priority access to vaccinations for staff would minimise the impact of future Covid-19 outbreaks on millions of families and children who rely on schools and early learning services.

The unions – United Workers Union, the Australian Education Union and the Independent Education Union – represent thousands of early childhood educators, teachers and education support staff across Australia

Joint Union Media Release – Failed vaccine rollout leaves schools, communities unsafe