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17 reasons to join the Federation
1. Professional and Industrial Strength
By joining in solidarity with other members of the Federation, one of the largest trade unions in NSW, you will be strengthening its capacity to advocate the concerns and aspirations of public school teachers in order to achieve improved salaries, working conditions and professional development.
2. Legal Assistance and Welfare Advice
The NSW Teachers Federation provides information and advice to its members on teachers’ working conditions and entitlements. This includes assistance and advice to protect employment rights of members in legal matters.
3. Individual Representation
Your workplace has an elected NSW Teachers Federation Representative who can provide advice and assistance. You can also contact a Federation Organiser on 9217 2100 or 1300 654 369 for individual assistance.
4. Voting Rights and Representation
Representation and voting rights in the decision making forums of the Union, including at local Association meetings, State Council and Annual Conference.
5. Communications Room
A call centre to answer members’ in the Education Teaching Service immediate enquiries on working conditions and a range of employment issues.
6. TAFE Phone Duty Officer
A service to answer members enquiries in the Post Compulsory Schools area including TAFE, Corrective Services & AMES.
7. Access to Up-to-Date Information
Through our free journal ‘Education’, the Federation keeps you informed of developments in education plus union and member services available.
8. Federation Website
The Federation website contains useful information, including the latest Federation news and campaign material. Members can receive a password to access more information concerning their working conditions and campaigns.
9. Anna Stewart Affirmative Action Program
Provides opportunities which aim to increase involvement of women in the union.
10. Eric Pearson Study Grant
A grant awarded annually to a member to undertake research in Australia or overseas on issues of practical significance to members.
11. Trade Union Training Courses
Access to paid relief to attend a variety of courses to develop your skills and union knowledge.
12. The Library
Provides members with a comprehensive and up-to-date information service.
13. NSW Teachers Federation Health
A top fund for Federation members at competitive contribution rates.
14. Teachers Credit Union
A wide range of products and services with competitive interest rates.
15. The Teachers Eye Care Centre
Provides spectacles and contact lenses, with substantial discounts for Federation Members.
16. Travel Insurance
Competitive travel insurance premiums through Teachers Federation Health.