JobTrainer must fund TAFE to build recoveryJuly 20, 2020
It is essential that the JobTrainer announcement of a combined $1 billion federal, state and territory subsidy to boost Vocational Education and Training (VET) is focused on delivering high-quality education through TAFE.
Progress made on EDConnect service issuesJuly 14, 2020
In response to sustained representations by Federation on behalf of members, the Department is finally taking important steps towards improving the level of service provided by EDConnect.
Ukraine: Anti-worker legislation delayed following protestsJuly 11, 2020
In a series of warning protests on 30 June, trade unions from all sectors, including education, mobilised against proposed changes in labour law violating freedom of association, the right to organise, and the right to collective bargaining.
Unions unite to shape post-pandemic worldJuly 11, 2020
Union leaders and progressive thinkers, including US civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, joined an international online democracy conference at the end of June where trade unions from around the world shared ideas for an improved post-pandemic world.
Fighting the privatisation of educationJuly 10, 2020
Federation’s Centre for Professional Learning is jointly presenting an online forum featuring international experts discussing ways to further the fight against the privatisation of education systems.
Time is running out to put your thoughts on the profession into writingJune 30, 2020
How do you feel about the mounting expectations placed on you? Do your colleagues feel the same way about these additional responsibilities?
Spotlight placed on LGBTIQ inclusion in the workforceJune 26, 2020
International Pride Month — June — is when many organisations reflect on LGBTIQ inclusive practices and how far they have come.
Once again, an inquiry will draw attention to the value of teachers’ workJune 19, 2020
The last time a comprehensive independent inquiry into the value of teachers’ work was conducted was in 2002, to inform Federation’s case in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission in 2003.
Systemic, funded approach needed to remedy lost learning time for HSC cohortJune 17, 2020
Federation has pursued the NSW government and Department of Education for more than a month seeking provision of a “catch up” program for HSC students, to make up for the loss of face-to-face lessons during the COVID-19 emergency.
Collective voices from the field will speak volumes to inquirersJune 15, 2020
Federation Representatives who have already made their school submission to the Valuing the Teaching Profession inquiry are encouraging other workplaces to do likewise.
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