Peter de Graaff, NSW Teachers Federation Assistant General Secretary (Post Schools Education) said today: “The Gillard Government must ensure that the $558 million National Workforce Development Fund which was launched today produces quality training through TAFE in those sectors of the economy which are experiencing genuine critical skills shortages. It cannot be regarded as just a business subsidy.”
Posted: 10 August 2011
Posted: 9 August 2011
Minster for Education, Adrian Piccoli, MP, today announced that implementation of the Australian Curriculum in English, Maths, Science and History will be delayed. The planning phase will not be required to begin before 2013, with the teaching phase delayed until 2014. This announcement has been welcomed by Federation. Click below on the attached .pdf to read the Minister’s media release announcing the delay. Listen to Federation Senior Vice President, Joan Lemaire, respond to the announcement:
Posted: 5 August 2011
A community day of action is planned for Thursday September 8 as unions continue the campaign to overturn the NSW Government’s attack on public sector employees’ salaries, working conditions and industrial rights. This action will follow the O’Farrell Government’s first state budget two days earlier. It is expected to make major cuts to public services, including education.
Posted: 4 August 2011
The Teachers Federation has welcomed the announcement by Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli stating that the School Certificate will be abolished.
Posted: 1 August 2011
The Australian Council of Trade Unions, the Australian Education Union and the NSW Teachers Federation have adopted policies endorsing action on climate change.
Posted: 1 August 2011
Hundreds of public sector workers rallied in Lismore last week sending a clear message to local National Party MP, Thomas George. Protestors met beside the Teachers' Federation office in Carrington Street before marching to Thomas George's office. Approximately one half of the 300 strong crowd attending the rally were teachers. Nurses, allied health workers, firefighters, police and other public sector workers also participated in the rally.
Posted: 29 July 2011
With the adoption of a comprehensive education policy earlier in the week, delegates at Education International’s sixth World Congress have continued to debate resolutions from member organisations, to consolidate EI’s commitment to building a strong teaching profession and quality education.