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Special honours for our members 

Manly-Warringah Teachers Association stalwarts Pam and John Ward have been honoured with Medals of the Order of Australia (OAM) for

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The Perrottet plan: cut qualifications, bring in unqualified teachers

The Perrottet Government’s plan to cut qualifications and bring in unqualified teachers won’t fix the teacher shortages or improve the

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More than 3,300 vacant teaching positions in public schools

The extent of the teacher shortage crisis has been revealed in new government figures showing there were 3,311 vacant permanent

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Study grant provides Fiona opportunity to answer burning questions

Congratulations to Federation member Fiona Beasley, who has been awarded Federation’s 2023 Eric Pearson Study Grant. Trauma-informed practice in classrooms

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Vacant teaching positions soar to almost 3000 in NSW

New figures showing the number of vacant permanent teaching positions in NSW public schools has soared to almost 3,000 are

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Health and wellbeing are important in the workplace

Federation has a long history of activism in the work health and safety space, to the point where today we have an increasing number of schools with elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and active Work Health and Safety committees.

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Activists honoured for contributions to our union

Today we celebrated 10 activists’ enduring commitment Federation, in a ceremony at Annual Conference.

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NSW Government given a week to act on teacher shortage crisis

An extraordinary meeting of the NSW Teachers Federation Executive has today called on the NSW Government to immediately revise its wages policy and to urgently negotiate an outcome that will put an end to the teacher shortage crisis facing NSW schools.

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Government plan to end crisis hasn’t hired one new teacher

A recent poll of Federation members makes clear the impact a lack of casual teachers is having on the crisis facing NSW public schools.

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Federal funding shortfall exposed at Principals’ Conference

More than 250 public school principals gathered at Federation’s auditorium in Sydney on Friday, 24 March, to discuss education policy

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Prairiewood HS teachers walk out after Education Minister walks in

Teachers at Prairiewood High School in Western Sydney demonstrated their disgust with the NSW Government’s refusal to act on unsustainable

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Library bookends a century

It was fitting to come dressed for the occasion. To mark 100 years of Federation’s Library, immediate past General Secretary

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Important permanent staffing win for support units

Improvements to the executive staffing of support units with seven or more classes will start in term 2; a significant gain for members, students and their families.

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Premier’s proposed overhaul of school hours ‘just another diversionary tactic’

Dear members, I’d like to address the recent announcement by NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet that the NSW Government is considering

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Members in regional by-election seats very concerned with teacher shortages and TAFE sell-offs

Teacher shortages, the NSW Government’s lack of a plan to address these shortages, and the threat to sell-off local TAFE

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The collective spirit of our union will see us through the challenges of 2022

I would like to start by extending a warm welcome to all teachers who are beginning their careers. Like our

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Why we must take industrial action over salaries and workloads

Politicians and public servants love to talk about “evidence-based policy making”. They trot out the phrase to accompany all sorts

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Teachers to strike over workload, salaries, and shortages

Public school teachers and principals will strike on Tuesday December 7 over the Government’s failure to address unsustainable workloads and

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Take your seat for a first look at a revealing resource about political convicts

The enduring effect of democratic reformers, labour protestors, revolutionaries and Indigenous resistance fighters who suffered incarceration in Australia’s convict system

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Economic potential in the regions threatened by wage cap

Government imposed wage freezes put at risk the role public sector employment and income can have in stimulating regional economies in times of crisis, a new report states.

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Talking Employment

Noting the significant employment challenges that some casual and temporary teachers have faced during the pandemic, we hope that the following employment tips will assist members to secure employment in term 4 and for 2022.

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