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Wage caps hurt Hunter, hit education

The NSW Government’s employee salary cap and austerity drive is threatening public services in the Hunter – including schools and TAFE – that inject a crucial $6 billion into the region

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No wage cap, job security for TAFE teachers: Labor’s poll pitch

Federation has welcomed a Labor pledge to abolish the wage cap for TAFE teachers and bring the union back to

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Strike rally outside the office of TAFE Managing Director’s Ultimo Office

TAFE members of the NSW Teachers Federation at over 60 colleges across NSW will take protected industrial action today, striking for 24-hours.

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24-hour TAFE strike draws attention to Government inaction

They don’t give a bugger about TAFE teachers, TAFE students or TAFE as an institution but they give a bugger about their own cushy nest; they all want to get re-elected in the March election. We need to loudly talk about why we’re not going to re-elect them.”

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State Election 2023 – The change TAFE needs

Federation Annual Conference today approved a recommendation to redouble its calls on the Perrottet Government to abandon its obsession with ideological cuts to TAFE NSW.

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Edu-business pockets $60m TAFE windfall

Over the past five years, TAFE NSW has spent a staggering $60,456,959 on outsourcing to two consult-ancy companies alone, a Budget Estimates hearing has revealed.

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No contest: the decade they killed TAFE

Although a new agreement has not been finalised, all Australian governments indicated support for “a viable and robust system of

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Hawkesbury protests closure of TAFE equine courses

Members of Hawkesbury’s equine community rallied outside Richmond TAFE on 11 February to protest the proposed closure of equine courses at the campus. Richmond

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TAFEs in by-election seats hit by enrolment glitches, cuts

Students attempting to enrol in TAFE courses in the state by-election seats of Bega and Monaro have been besieged by

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TAFE members angry at enrolment debacle

As the NSW Government continues to cut TAFE teacher and support staff jobs, it is now stopping thousands of TAFE students enrolling in courses to start this month. The

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TAFE Rally highlights plight of part-time casual teachers

The NSW Teachers Federation held a rally outside Wentworth Falls TAFE on 18 November as part of the Australian Unions, Secure

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TAFE agreement sealed: let’s prepare for the next

While TAFE enterprise agreements came into effect this week, collectively we have plenty of work ahead of us to ensure our members, and their students, are part of the best public vocational education system possible.

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Government denies permanent work to long-term TAFE teachers

Long-awaited changes to casual employment laws should have been a game-changer for thousands of long-term, part-time casual TAFE teachers, but they were stunningly snubbed by a NSW Government decision this week.

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TAFE teachers and related employees have voted to accept a new enterprise agreement, to expire in a year.

Members are to be congratulated for defending their working conditions in this new EA, however members’ attention should now turn to the future.

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TAFE members: Vote YES in enterprise agreement ballot

Federation has defended all existing working conditions for TAFE teachers and related employees during negotiations for a new enterprise agreement.

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Vote information: TAFE Teachers and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement 2021

Federation recommends you to participate in the ballot and vote in favour of endorsing the proposed Enterprise Agreement.

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Tackling First Nations’ education issues for TAFE day

On Wednesday, 11 August, educators across the country will celebrate the achievements of the public TAFE system for National TAFE day.

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Coffs Harbour TAFE rally at the loss of trades courses

The NSW Government is closing vital TAFE trades courses on the North Coast leaving regional building contractors struggling to cover construction demand.

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Protect professional status

Over the past six weeks, Federation has intervened in, and responded to, a multitude of impending policy changes directly affecting the work of our teachers and principals in schools and in TAFE.

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Granville TAFE rally hears safety risks of job cuts

Federation members took the long-term Rebuild Our TAFE campaign to Sydney’s west today as our Public Service Association colleagues in workplaces across the state face losing their jobs under NSW Government cuts.

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Students, unions join forces at ’Gong TAFE protest

Wollongong TAFE and university students and staff – with support from South Coast Labour Council unions – were out in force on Friday, 14 May, to protest the Federal Government’s Budget measures.

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