Systemic change is vital to overcome rural divideSeptember 30, 2019
Federation has stepped up the campaign to address the growing divide between the learning outcomes and opportunities of rural and remote students and their metropolitan counterparts, calling on the Department to adopt structural solutions to overcome intersecting educational disadvantage.
Federation forces Department to fix the glitchSeptember 30, 2019
The union’s persistence has led to the Department of Education working to rectify the situation where about 9000 teachers working on part-time leave will be left without income for a period during the summer vacation.
There’s nothing casual about teachingSeptember 29, 2019
The way the Department of Education processes requests for casual approval after separation, due to retirement or resignation, has changed.
Auditor-General’s Report: a lost opportunity if changes are imposed without negotiation with the teaching professionSeptember 27, 2019
The NSW Teachers Federation has argued that rigorous and consistent professional teaching standards must be applied, met and monitored
Write the wrongs: better use of resources to redress fundingSeptember 27, 2019
While NSW public schools have a $622 million maintenance backlog and governments choose to instead pour money into private schools, members should be speaking regularly with parents about funding, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said.
Are you being paid what you are owed?September 26, 2019
While Federation is committed to rectifying the teacher pay disparity issue as a priority, it is clear some teachers are not being paid their correct salary under the existing arrangements.
Podcast interview raises key issuesSeptember 25, 2019
Federation President Maurie Mulheron used the platform of Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott’s Every Student podcast to express the need for improvements in the areas of staffing and system-wide support for the work of teachers.
Teachers’ voice to drive negotiationsSeptember 23, 2019
The collective voice of school members — who want enhancement of their profession’s status and support for their work — will be taken into upcoming Award and Staffing Agreement negotiations with the Department of Education.
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