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Federation’s Stop TAFE Cuts campaign continues
Federation’s Stop TAFE Cuts campaign continued with protests at Padstow and Wyong TAFE. TAFE teachers and community members met with state Opposition Leader Luke Foley at Padstow on the first stop of Labor’s “Schools and Hospitals before Stadiums” campaign.
At Wyong, federal and state MPs met with TAFE teachers to discuss the effect of the Berejiklian Government’s Smart and Skilled policy on their college.
Since the Liberal Government began its assault on TAFE, 5700 teachers and support staff have been sacked, courses have been cut and fees increased by about a quarter, resulting in 175,000 fewer enrolments.
Treasury documents show that more than $53 million in TAFE redundancy and restructuring costs are expected this year, which could amount to around 600 teachers – or more than a tenth of the current academic workforce – being cut across the network.
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