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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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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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Premier’s court-ordered pay deal ignores cause of teacher shortage crisis

The Perrottet Government has today used the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) to force its wages cap onto public school teachers without any meaningful negotiation with the profession.

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Federation welcomes Labor promise to tackle teacher shortage

Federation has welcomed NSW Labor’s pledge to tackle the statewide teacher shortage, committing to negotiate over uncompetitive wages and unsustainable workloads.

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Get RED-dy for day of action

Federation has called on members to stand up and stand out for a day of action on Wednesday, 12 October, including a rally outside the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) in Parramatta.

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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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We aren’t giving up and we aren’t going away

As part of our campaign, Fed Reps in recent weeks have been sending emails to their local MPs about the teacher shortages and the debilitating impacts they are having in schools.

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Response to media reports on Government’s re-announced teacher policy

We have a crisis in New South Wales -a teacher shortage crisis that has hundreds upon hundreds of classes merged, split or sitting in playgrounds under minimal supervision. As a result, thousands upon thousands of students are having their learning disrupted every day.

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Facta Non Verba

Indulge me for a moment as I meander down memory lane. My life-long commitment to social justice and the transformative power of public education was forged in the classrooms of Punchbowl Boys High School where a bunch of inspiring teachers taught me many decades ago.

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Strategic plan approved for NSW election

Federation Annual Conference today approved a comprehensive plan to build broad community understanding” of the central planks of the More Than Thanks campaign, leading up to the March 2023 state election.

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Voices from the regions too loud for the government to ignore

Yesterday’s actions covered all corners of the state, from Tweed Heads to the ACT and all the way out to Broken Hill.

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Teachers jam Sydney CBD as unified strike covers state

More than 20,000 teachers from NSW public and Catholic schools marched on NSW Parliament this morning to protest wages, workloads and staff shortages in a united front not seen for 26 years.

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When you fail teachers, you fail children

We are in serious danger of burning out a generation of teachers, lost through overwork and disenchantment with the way their focus is constantly taken from their students to a mind-numbing amount of administration and compliance work. They also see a government in denial, unwilling to stand up for the profession or address the root causes of the shortages: the uncompetitive salaries and crippling workloads that are turning people away from teaching.

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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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Teachers send a loud and clear message to Premier

More than 15,000 members descended on NSW Parliament in Sydney on 4 May to send a loud and clear message to the Premier and his Government: Enough is enough!

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Strike action on 4 May to pressure Government on salaries and workload

In response to the worsening teacher shortage crisis in public school classrooms, members in schools will take strike action across the state on Wednesday 4 May.

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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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