Your union has launched a campaign aimed at achieving tangible improvements and equitable resourcing for students with disability. We have updates on salaries campaigns for school and TAFE members. Other stories include member participation in the campaign for immediate resolution of standards-based pay inequalities for teachers in public schools and an overturned expenses decision that will benefit other members.
TAFE award talks to be informed by member opinionsJuly 08, 2019
TAFE members will be surveyed in workplaces on a range of industrial and professional issues as Federation begins planning for the next enterprise bargaining agreement, Annual Conference determined on Monday.
Quality education for all requires us allSeptember 02, 2019
Federation has launched a statewide campaign aimed at achieving tangible improvements and equitable resourcing for students with disability in public education.
Union commits to real growth in salaries, improved working conditionsJuly 08, 2019
Results of the schools salary survey of members were reported to Annual Conference and the Federation will now embark on developing a log of claims in preparation for salaries negotiations to begin in term 4 with the Department of Education.
Members unite over unjust wages transitionAugust 21, 2019
NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell and her government colleagues from around the state have been hearing from Federation members that teachers want an immediate resolution to the standards-based pay inequalities for teachers in public schools, created by the NSW Government’s public sector wages policy.
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.
Additional permanent teachers will boost quality teaching and learningJuly 08, 2019
Increasing the number of permanent teaching positions in the state’s public schools was the surest way to provide adequate classroom relief for teachers, address the high number of temporary teachers in the system and address the increasingly complex nature of student needs, Federation’s Annual Conference was told today.
Richest schools get cream of government fundingAugust 13, 2019
The gaping divide between Australia’s four biggest-spending schools and the poorest 1800 schools has graphically exposed the Morrison Government’s handouts to rich non-government schools at the expense of the public system, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said.
Support the student climate change movement on September 20August 22, 2019
Members are encouraged to attend a workplace meeting on 20 September — the day of the student-led Global Climate Strike — to consider a motion on climate change that will be sent to state and federal politicians.
Push for available funds to improve teaching and learning conditionsJuly 07, 2019
Federation will campaign to ensure ongoing funding in the NSW public education system is best used to improve teaching and learning conditions, delegates affirmed at Annual Conference today.
There’s nothing casual about teachingAugust 31, 2019
Casual Teachers’ Salaries
Multicultural mattersAugust 29, 2019
EAL/D provision, Intensive English Centres and Adult Migrant English Program
Wider focus for TAFE would better prepare students for their working livesJuly 16, 2019
New social policy is desperately needed for the vocational education and training sector says Centre for Future Work associate Pat Forward.
Association Spotlight: Wellington Teachers AssociationAugust 27, 2019
Our association enjoys strong Federation membership and Wellington TA meetings are generally well attended, with most regular attendees being high-school staff.
Forum to plot course to bolster TAFEJuly 09, 2019
A national event on the future of TAFE is being planned by the Australian Education Union.
Management changes and compliance red tape hindering students and teachersAugust 24, 2019
The recent resignation of TAFE Managing Director Dr Caralee McLiesh just nine months after the previous Managing Director moved on has highlighted the problems facing TAFE, its students, teachers and communities.
Your workplaceAugust 23, 2019
Federation’s support and guidance to resolve a workplace issue inspired Sharree Gardner to ensure colleagues would not find themselves without the valuable assistance of their union.
Council Report: 10 August 2019August 22, 2019
Federation holds a proud, firm and long held belief that social justice matters are union business. These beliefs were strongly displayed during the August Council meeting.
New courses for the CPLAugust 23, 2019
The CPL has developed new courses for members that are being offered in Terms 3 and 4, 2019. Course topics include HSC history, HSC visual arts, technology and statistics for mathematics and science.
Share your ideas for a better work lifeAugust 26, 2019
Federation is not only an industrial union for all public education teachers and related employees in NSW, we are also the professional body for those teachers, educators and education-related professionals.
Overturned expenses decision to benefit othersAugust 29, 2019
Federation has successfully overturned a decision by the Department of Education that has led to members having certainty over their rights to access Transferred Officers Compensation when transferring under Section 51A.
Music to the earsJuly 17, 2019
Teachers’ work to foster performing arts talent was lauded by Talent Development Project artistic director Peter Cousens during Federation’s Annual Conference.
Collectivism kicks goals for justice, says former Socceroos captain Craig FosterJuly 19, 2019
There were calls for former Socceroo captain Craig Foster to be named Australian of the Year, even prime minister, after he saved the life of a young refugee footballer from Melbourne detained in Bangkok on trumped-up charges laid by the country he fled, Bahrain.
Union vows to escalate push for conditions to improve Aboriginal students’ outcomesJuly 10, 2019
Federation has committed to intensifying its efforts to the close the gap in Aboriginal education outcomes, with a set of comprehensive policy objectives endorsed by a decision of Federation’s Annual Conference yesterday.
Voice, Treaty, Truth of Uluru Statement begins in the classroomJuly 25, 2019
Indigenous lawyer and human rights advocate Teela Reid urged the teaching profession to educate students about the real truth of Australia’s history and to embrace the Uluru Statement from the Heart at Federation’s Annual Conference.
All changes to assessment and reporting must be led by the teaching profession, Conference declaresJuly 09, 2019
The recent NAPLAN outages revealed the “fiasco” the “flawed and corrupt” national testing tool had become, NSW Teachers Federation Annual Conference was told yesterday.
Government funding can stop TAFE declineAugust 07, 2019
The best way to reverse the fall in enrolments in government-funded vocational education was to restore funding to TAFE and reinstate it as the primary provider of vocational education in Australia, Ms Sharkey said.
Paper PlaneAugust 21, 2019
Report-writing time is not when you want printers to break down, photocopiers to jam or students to breathe too loudly in class. Writing reports puts teachers on edge and makes their tolerance for everyday annoyances extremely low.
Vale Bill BallantyneAugust 22, 2019
Federation Life Member Bill Ballantyne was a courageous unionist and Organiser who led his colleagues in many Federation campaigns. He was never one to walk away from anything he believed was worth fighting for.
Women in educationAugust 31, 2019
Reproductive Health Care Reform — Decriminalising Abortion
Retired Teachers Association newsAugust 22, 2019
Facta Non VerbaAugust 30, 2019
The Latin motto at my school, Punchbowl Boys’ High School, was Facta Non Verba — deeds, not words. As young boys, we were told that people should be judged on their actions, not just their words.
Wedded to an app for better or worse – the highs and lows of Class CoverJune 19, 2019
I wish I could claim my phone purchases as a tax deduction. With the introduction of the Class Cover booking system for casuals, a slow phone or poor reception can cost you thousands of dollars in lost income each year.
Film ReviewAugust 23, 2019
Film reviews for August 2019
Book ReviewsAugust 27, 2019
Little Frida, Just Flesh & Blood, Accidental Feminists, Some Kids series and Modern HERstory.
Theatre ReviewAugust 22, 2019
The Gospel According to Paul and Things I Know to be True
Corkscrew: wine reviewsAugust 22, 2019
Prosecco is still on the rise here in Australia, but dark clouds loom for its Aussie producers.
Top honour for Federation activistsJuly 09, 2019
Teachers who have given outstanding service to their fellow Federation members over many years were bestowed Life Membership of Federation at Annual Conference.
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