Work, Health and Safety
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.
Domestic violence leave days increasedMarch 04, 2019
After years of campaigning by Federation and other unions, teachers can now access up to 10 days of domestic violence leave each year without being required to exhaust other forms of leave first.
NSW public sector gets paid DV leaveNovember 19, 2018
Federation has welcomed the announcement by the NSW Government that it will introduce 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave per year for NSW public sector employees, including teachers.
Help is on its wayNovember 15, 2018
Federation is in the final stages of preparing a toolkit titled “Bullying: a Work Health and Safety Issue” to be sent to Federation committees to raise awareness of the risk of injury due to bullying in workplaces.
Clarification on work placement contactAugust 23, 2018
Site visits are not mandatory for contact with students on work experience or work placement, it has been confirmed.
NSW Government in hot seat over priorities: classroom conditions versus stadiumsJanuary 31, 2018
Inadequate cooling and heating in NSW public schools reflects decades of lack of investment in school infrastructure, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said today.