NSW Teachers Federation newsletter

New work health and safety policy

Update on 23 January 2014: Please see the completed bulletins referenced in this article attached as .pdfs below.

Reference to principals and other workplace managers' responsibilities qualified.

By Joan Lemaire
Senior Vice President

All the world's a stage

By Maurie Mulheron

In the space of less than twelve hours I had two delightful performing arts experiences: the first involved seeing a professional theatre company and the other, the very next morning, was watching a group of public school students perform a dance-drama. Both were brilliant.

Federation acts to protect permanent employment

By Gary Zadkovich
Deputy President

After repeated reports of permanent teacher vacancies in schools not being filled permanently in accord with the staffing agreement, Federation pursued the matter in meetings and exchanges of letters with the Department. Unsatisfactory progress resulted in Federation lodging a dispute in the Industrial Relations Commission on September 20.

TAFE salary increases on the way

By Rod Brown
Assistant General Secretary (Research and Industrial)

TAFE teachers and related employees as well as teachers at Bradfield College can expect back pay and salary increases following approval of a new enterprise agreement by the Fair Work Commission.

In terms of salaries, the agreement provides 2.5 per cent from July 1, 2013; 2.27 per cent from January 1, 2014 and 2.15 per cent from January 1, 2015.

Nothing new in fair warnings memo

By Joan Lemaire
Senior Vice President

The Fair warnings for minor, repeated misconduct memorandum issued by the Department of Education and Communities on September 17 does not give principals any new or additional powers.

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