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Home > News > 2019 > May > Celebrating our 25 year members

Celebrating our 25 year members

On Wednesday 15 May, chapters across Queensland and the Northern Territory celebrated those who have reached a special milestone – 25 years as members of the IEUA-QNT. Jess_L_25_yr_web_quality.jpg

This year more than 180 members were recognised for their long-standing commitment, contribution and loyalty to our union. 

IEU-QNT Assistant Secretary Rebecca Sisson said that we celebrate 25 year members for the immeasurable contribution they have made to the strength and prosperity of our union. 

“By growing and sustaining our membership, we ensure our union continues to advocate for the professional and industrial interests of members,” Ms Sisson said. 

"Each recipient has a different professional experience, but they all share one common understanding – belief in the power of the union collective and a commitment to the values of the collective.”

Being a part of our union ensures we remain a strong collective voice with the ability to influence the outcome of negotiations and address issues affecting workplaces. 

Chapters have held special morning teas to celebrate the achievements and dedication of their colleagues. 

Recipients also receive a commemorative badge and certificate.

The 25 year tradition

Our union started honouring 25 year members in 2012 and each year we keep the tradition alive.

Many members who received the initial 25 year recognition badges in 2012 had been members beyond 25 years. 

This was because union records were first computerised in 1986 and 2012 marked the first practical opportunity to recognise their length of membership. 

Through the strength of our united voice, our union will continue to advocate for improved conditions for all members.  


Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.