Jennie George: A union pioneer for womenAugust 27, 2018
“I ask you to close your eyes and think back 50 years because what happened in my time is quite different to the challenges facing women in Federation today...” said Jennie George, Federation’s first woman General Secretary, in her video address to the audience of the Centenary Women’s Conference.
Your say: You are the unionAugust 22, 2018
If it wasn’t for Federation, our work would be even more difficult than what we face today. We need to honour the work of the dedicated unionists who’ve gone before us.
Historic school photos to feature in centenary exhibitionAugust 22, 2018
As part of the union’s centenary celebrations, Federation has undertaken a year-long research and curatorial project to bring you Unity! Strength! Justice! — an exhibition that tells the stories of Federation’s 100 years of activism in support of public education.
Unity! Strength! Justice!June 18, 2018
A highlight of Federation’s centenary celebrations will be an exhibition honouring its proud 100-year history of support for teachers and their students, schools and communities.
Join the countdown to our centenaryJune 15, 2018
June 18 marks the start of Federation’s 100-day countdown to the anniversary of its formation 100 years ago.
President dashes minister’s attackMay 11, 2018
Teachers, as a grouping, generally like to follow the rules. They like to know the boundaries, they like their students to follow the rules (sometimes with more or less success) but if the rules are wrong they have a duty, a professional obligation, to speak out — sometimes as individuals, sometimes as a collective voice. The collective is always more powerful.
Story of our union bannerMay 02, 2018
There are interesting narratives associated with every aspect of Federation’s centenary marching banner, unveiled at the May Day Toast, held at Federation’s Surry Hills headquarters on 1 May.
The dawn of teacher unionism among NSW public school teachersMarch 22, 2018
In the early years of the 20th century, growing numbers of teachers began realising that the only path to salary justice was to organise and fight for the right to appear before an independent tribunal.