Change the Rules: Overturn the NSW Public Sector Wages PolicyJuly 10, 2018
Federation will campaign with other public sector unions and Unions NSW to overturn the NSW Public Sector Wages policy and restore the right of public sector workers to pursue wage claims in the Industrial Relations Commission unfettered by Government policy, Annual Conference determined on Monday.
Federation has a key role to play in ACTU’s Change the Rules campaignJuly 10, 2018
Federation has an essential role to play in the Australian Council of Trade Union’s Change the Rules campaign, ACTU Secretary Sally McManus told the union’s 100th Annual Conference.
Australia must learn lessons from UK education systemJuly 10, 2018
Parallels between the challenges facing teacher unions in the UK and Australia emphasise the benefits of teacher solidarity across borders, UK National Education Union Joint General Secretary Kevin Courtney said at Federation’s Annual Conference.
Enhanced staffing — not cuts — needed to improve quality and equityJuly 09, 2018
Federation is calling on the State Government and Education Department to improve permanent staffing levels in all settings, in support of a high quality/high equity public school system.
Profession offers suggestions to shift workload focus to teaching and learningJuly 09, 2018
Immediate action is needed to address the “very substantial, potentially debilitating and growing” demands upon teachers, “particularly in relation to administrative work”, a new report by Sydney and Curtin university academics.
Schools funding conversations with parents urgentJuly 09, 2018
The best chance of achieving the objectives of the schools funding campaign is for Federation members to speak to parents in their school community on return to school,Federation President Maurie Mulheron told Annual Conference.
When will the Federal Government learn?July 08, 2018
The Federal Government had failed to learn the lessons of the NSW experiment, which introduced learning progressions and an online assessment tool into schools that were blamed for creating excessive teacher workload, President of the Australian Education Union Correna Haythorpe told Federation’s Annual Conference.
School teachers in classrooms – not corporations – best assessors of students, says PresidentJuly 08, 2018
Education was the last bastion of society to hold out against commercialisation and privatisation, but it is under threat, Federation President Maurie Mulheron told Annual Conference.