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NSW Labor commits to action on the causes of teacher shortage

The NSW Teachers Federation today welcomed the commitment by NSW Labor to take action on the causes of growing teacher shortages – uncompetitive salaries and unsustainable workloads.

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Union calls for government to negotiate over wages and workload

The NSW Teachers Federation today called for the Perrottet Government to abandon plans to deliver a real wage cut to all teachers in light of the premier’s latest idea to significantly lift the salary of top teachers.

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Perrottet plan to put unqualified teachers in the classroom

The NSW Government is pressing ahead with a plan to put unqualified teachers in the classroom despite previously rejecting it as expensive, unworkable and at odds with the government’s focus on quality teaching.

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TAFE teachers vote YES to Protected Industrial Action

NSW TAFE teachers now join a growing list of State Government workers outraged by the Perrottet Government’s state wages cap of an insulting 2.53%.

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TAFE teachers reject Perrottet’s salary cap

At a time of a national skills crisis the Perrottet Government should be investing in TAFE and its teachers. As a result, TAFE teachers have rejected the NSW Government’s insulting 2.53 per cent salary cap in an Enterprise Agreement Ballot whose results were revealed today.

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NSW Government is misleading parliament and parents over teacher shortages

Appearing before the NSW parliamentary Inquiry into teacher shortages in New South Wales” the NSW Teachers Federation will put the spotlight on the NSW Government’s denial and attempted concealment of the severity of the teacher shortage crisis and its impact on students and teachers alike.

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Minister’s decision to use university students to fill teacher shortage a desperate act’

The NSW Teachers Federation has called the Government’s decision to deploy university students into public school classrooms a desperate act”.

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Tens of thousands of teachers send Premier a strong message on workload and salaries

Teachers from Government and Catholic schools in NSW took strike action across NSW and the ACT today, calling on the NSW Government to urgently act on the teacher shortage and its underlying cause – uncompetitive salaries and unsustainable workloads.

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Public and Catholic school teachers to strike on 30 June

The decision to take 24-hour joint strike action on 30 June was made after a historic joint meeting between the executives of the NSW Teachers Federation and the Independent Education Union of Australia (NSW/ACT).

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Federation welcomes NSW Government’s commitment to universal pre-kindergarten for all children

The NSW Teachers Federation has today welcomed the Government’s announcement to invest more than $5.8 billion over 10 years to introduce universal pre-kindergarten for all children in NSW by 2030.

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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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Federation says paltry wage cap raise ‘adds insult to injury’

NSW Teachers Federation has said the NSW Government’s announcement to lift the wages cap policy from 2.5 per cent to three per cent is not good enough”.

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Teachers to go on strike on May 4

NSW Teachers Federation State Executive has today made the unanimous decision to proceed with strike action on Wednesday May 4.

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Teachers Federation welcomes opportunity for a change in government

NSW Teachers Federation has welcomed the announcement of the federal electionon May 21, with President Angelo Gavrielatos declaring: The Morrison Government has got to go”.

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NSW Government has no plan to recruit the teachers NSW needs

The NSW Government has responded to warnings the state could run out of teachers within five years by issuing a glossy brochure that recycles failed initiatives and ignores its own Department’s advice that uncompetitive wages are turning smart young people off teaching.

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Strong support for an investment in public school teachers in NSW

A clear majority of people in NSW support higher wages and more preparation time for public school teachers, new polling shows.

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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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Return to school – not without risks and challenges

The NSW Government’s decision to bring forward the staggered return to face-to-face teaching in the parts of the state under lockdown and subject to stay-at-home orders is not without risks and not without challenges.

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Staffing crisis sparks walkout at Bowraville Central School

Teachers Federation members at Bowraville Central School have walked off the job over the impact the state-wide shortage of teachers is having on their school.

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Higher salaries will attract new teachers, not PR campaigns

Today the Sydney Morning Herald has revealed details of the NSW Government’s submission to the Quality ITE Education Review.

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Teachers at Karabar High School at Queanbeyan walk off the job over staffing crisis

Teachers Federation members at Karabar High School at Queanbeyan have walked off the job over the negative impact the state-wide teacher shortage is having on their school.

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