Work, Health and Safety
Support the safety of allMarch 11, 2020
Safety in schools for teachers, support staff and students is paramount.
Stay calm and informed of adviceMarch 06, 2020
Federation is aware, through evidence from members, of racism and unacceptable actions by some students and community members towards certain ethnic groups as the COVID-19 epidemic moves into its third month.
Call to address root of work-related psychological injuriesFebruary 24, 2020
A government Bill before the NSW Parliament falls drastically short of addressing the key work health and safety issues experienced by members in schools and TAFE colleges, Federation has argued in its submission to an Upper House inquiry into the provisions of the proposed Bill.
Schools update for coronavirusFebruary 21, 2020
Federation is aware of community concerns about the confirmation of novel coronavirus cases in NSW but has confidence in the guidelines and procedures for managing the situation set out by Australian governments and the health authorities.
Pollution concerns can be raised as WHS issueFebruary 12, 2020
Unless all levels of government commit to urgent action to address this climate emergency, bushfire seasons are going to continue to become longer and more intense and the associated hazard of smoke is not going away any time soon.
A model of teacher union effectiveness in changing timesFebruary 07, 2020
A new doctoral thesis outlines how Federation has strategically responded to neoliberalism and marketisation affecting the working conditions of teachers in NSW.
Why it pays to belong: back at work, thanks to FederationJuly 03, 2019
A teacher has praised the union for the “extensive professional support” afforded to them on their road back to full-time teaching after a protracted recovery from a work-related injury.
Student suspension and expulsion procedures need improvementApril 13, 2019
The Department is conducting a review of the suspension and expulsion procedures and the discipline policy but at this stage there are no terms of reference.
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