Early education branch launches tomorrow


IMPACT will launch its new national Early Education branch tomorrow (Saturday 25th March). The branch will provide an effective and professional focus for the campaign for adequate investment and professionalisation of the sector, with agreed salary scales and a proper career path for early education staff.

The meeting will also elect officers for the new branch.

The launch will feature professor of early childhood Mathias Urban. IMPACT experts in early education campaigning – including delivering professional salary scales and career progression – will also speak about the union’s strategy for organising the sector.

IMPACT organiser Lisa Connell said the new branch would represent early education professionals in a campaign for professionalisation of the sector. “Professionalisation can only happen with increased government investment and funding for agreed salary scales for early education staff. This campaign can help that happen by building a stronger, more united voice for workers in the sector.”

The launch takes place at 11.30am on Saturday 25th March in IMPACT’s Head Office (Nerney’s Court, Dublin 1, D01 R2C5).