Work, Health and Safety
Teachers must get higher priority in vaccine roll-outApril 16, 2021
Federation has continued to pursue the interests of members regarding the roll out of the Covid 19 vaccine since August last year. This has included representations to the Federal Health Minister, NSW Minister for Education and alongside our colleagues at Unions NSW and the ACTU and AEU nationally.
Federation supports review of work lawsApril 10, 2021
Federation last week wrote to the NSW Government calling on it to support proposed changes to work health and safety (WHS) laws to provide better protection for workers from psychological injury and sexual harassment in the workplace.
Safety and wellbeing concerns before IRCDecember 03, 2020
The Department has failed to adequately address Federation’s concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic and Federation recently escalated the matter to the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC).
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.
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