Read about what measures Federation has been taking to ensure the Department works to rectify the chronic, protracted issues associated with SAP HR. Also in this issue: members in rural and remote schools receive their first payments under a new incentive package, and the next steps ahead of award negotiations.
New Award talks to commence later this yearJune 17, 2019
Negotiations for a new award – the enforceable industrial document that sets out your salaries and conditions – will commence later this year.
Meeting sought over significant underpayment issuesMay 31, 2019
The Department has agreed to meet with Federation over significant issues relating to the underpayment of a “large numbers of teachers”, after the union has been inundated with complaints.
Pre-2016 Teacher Pay InequityJune 11, 2019
The New South Wales Teachers Federation is actively addressing and prioritising the resolution of the pay disparity that has occurred as a result of the transition to Standards-Based Remuneration (SBR).
CPL keeps Veronica coming backJune 14, 2019
A rural head teacher’s dedication to English has seen her attend every Secondary English Stage 6 Conference in Sydney since the Centre for Professional Learning began conducting them in 2013.
Time to bolster permanent rolesJune 14, 2019
Staffing every public school throughout NSW with appropriately qualified and accredited permanent teachers remains one of the greatest challenges facing the NSW public school system.
People Matter surveyJune 18, 2019
The Public Service Commission is again surveying teachers and other public sector employees in its People Matter survey for 2019.
Vocational education policy failureJune 13, 2019
For many years, Federation has warned all levels of government about the flaws in the private vocational education market.
Here's to centenary of activismJune 13, 2019
Councillors, Life Members and guests of the TAFE Teachers Association came together to celebrate 100 years of activism at the TAFE Teachers Association Centenary Anniversary AGM and dinner on 31 May.
Fair funding campaign driven by grassrootsJune 15, 2019
At June Council, Federation placed on the record its heartfelt thanks to the thousands of members, officers, staff, parents, community activists and allied organisations for their commitment and work over a long period to sustain the Fair Funding Now! campaign.
Your workplace contactsJune 13, 2019
John Joy, Lurnea Public School
Council Report: 1 June 2019June 03, 2019
A strong united membership campaigning together has always been the key to achieving betterments for our members. June Council decisions and their implementation need members in their workplaces and Associations to be active.
Significant lump sum hits bank accounts of rural and remote teachersMay 06, 2019
During the holidays members of rural and remote schools received their first payments under the new Rural and Remote Incentive packages, negotiated by the union.
There’s nothing casual about teachingJune 18, 2019
Federation has received increased correspondence from concerned members regarding the ClassCover casual teacher booking system. Replacing Casual.Direct
All in the familyJune 15, 2019
Dedication to Federation activism is a common bond for father and son David and Callan Eccleston
Multicultural MattersJune 17, 2019
On 22 May, more than 80 teachers from across the 14 Sydney and regional Intensive English Centres (IECs) came together to discuss matters affecting teachers in IECs and the broader multicultural education area.
Women in educationJune 19, 2019
Federation has long campaigned for gender equity in the classroom and for the teaching service. At May Council, a motion was carried that reaffirmed Federation’s commitment to our Gender Equity Policy (2001).
NSW Premier’s announcement of a new selective high school is an attack on comprehensive public schoolingJune 04, 2019
The NSW Teachers Federation has condemned the Premier’s decision to establish a new selective high school in southwest Sydney.
Member of Federation family receives national honourJune 11, 2019
Federation congratulates Life Member Sharan Burrow, this week honoured as a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Association Spotlight: SutherlandJune 14, 2019
Sutherland TA encompasses the Sutherland Shire area in Sydney’s south.
Thousands of students to resit NAPLAN over online glitchesMay 23, 2019
This year’s botched round of NAPLAN testing proved the examination “really is a dud”, Federation President Maurie Mulheron has declared.
Enabling EquityJune 24, 2019
And so we shift gears. The election outcome is a particularly bruising one for students with disability.
Stolen Generations kit increases knowledge and understandingMay 29, 2019
Students at Trangie Central School have started a valuable conversation — to understand the truth and progress the collective healing journey of the Stolen Generations, and acknowledge and correct the past.
Film about Federation’s advocacy nominated for international awardMay 14, 2019
From an idea hatched by two lifelong comrades at a Federation Friday Night Forum in 2015, naa muru gurung (to see a path for children) has blazed a trail all the way to the glittering Nice International Film Festival.
A matter of prideJune 12, 2019
June is Pride Month, an international celebration of the LGBTIQA+ community. Originally beginning in remembrance of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York – a tipping point in the gay liberation movement in the US
Retired Teachers Association newsJune 11, 2019
The Retired Teachers Association calls upon both the Coalition and Labor to commence a proper overhaul of the failed business model regarding the nursing home industry.
Early career teachers in regions put in the pictureJune 11, 2019
Are you a beginning teacher living in regional NSW?
Paper PlaneJune 06, 2019
I am just home from a full day of professional development at my school. We got to start later than usual and finish earlier than usual, and yet I am still feeling like I’ve been hit by a bus. Sitting in a chair listening to people speak all day can really take it out of you.
Off to Harvard: Public School principals win awardsMay 20, 2019
Congratulations to three public school principal’s granted scholarships at the Public Education Foundation’s Proudly Public Awards ceremony on 15 May held at Sydney Town Hall.
Foster’s high-profile support for public educationJune 12, 2019
He made his name representing Australia on the football field, and now former Socceroos player Craig Foster is kicking goals for teachers and students as a champion of public education.
Election setback strengthens resolve to keep fightingJune 14, 2019
Visitors to the Federation building in Mary Street, Surry Hills, will see black and white historical photographs scrolling on a screen in the front foyer.
Film reviewJune 12, 2019
Red Joan, Danger Close: the Battle of Long Tan and Happy as Lazzaro
Book ReviewsJune 10, 2019
Wilam A Birrarung Story, Black Cockatoo and A White Hot Flame.
Theatre ReviewJune 12, 2019
One of the great and many joys of theatre are the different journeys it can take.
Corkscrew: wine reviewsJune 13, 2019
It’s been a busy few months travelling and tasting and this month I offer a range of wines from around the country starting in Mudgee.
Election notice - Presidential Officers - E2019/41June 07, 2019
Nominations, which must be in writing and comply with the registered rules of the Branch, may be made at any time from 17/07/2019.
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