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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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New hope for the system, but…

Unions and educators have deliberately been excluded from skills policy decision making, but this looks set to change, based on announcements from federal Labor.

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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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TAFE crisis comes to Minister’s electorate office

Only yesterday a teacher said he was offered $150K plus a vehicle to come back on the tools. I can guarantee you Mr Henskens, this is not an isolated incident.”

TAFE rallied outside the Minister’s Ku-ring-gai electoral office in Wahroonga, to voice their dissatisfaction with his failure to engage in good faith bargaining for the new TAFE enterprise agreement since TAFE NSW’s proposed enterprise agreement was rejected by employees in August.

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New hope for public VET system Australia wide

There was a renewed feeling of optimism at the National TAFE Council Annual General Meeting in Melbourne this year as delegates reflected on changes to TAFE funding policy under a newly elected Federal Government.

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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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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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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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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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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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Federal Budget lets down TAFE sector, again

The Morrison Government has no new ideas for solving the skills shortage in the 2021 Federal Budget, once again ignoring the central role of TAFE in vocational education.

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Federation lends weight to oppose TAFE cuts

Member teachers at Wollongong and West Wollongong TAFE campuses have met to condemn proposed job losses at TAFE campuses across the state, calling the cuts “a sham”.

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Call for inquiry into half-baked Scone sale

​Federation has secured a promise from the NSW Labor Opposition to establish a parliamentary inquiry into the sale of TAFE campuses after the under-the-counter sell-off of the Scone college.

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Racing NSW approached TAFE to buy Scone campus

​Racing NSW had offered to buy the Scone TAFE campus six months before it was even listed for sale, a NSW parliamentary hearing was told today.

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