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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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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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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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Casual Teachers’ pay guaranteed on Queen’s holiday

NSW Teachers Federation has secured a guarantee from the Department of Education for casual teachers engaged to work on the public holiday on 22 September, set aside as the National Day of Mourning for the Queen.

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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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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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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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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 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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A day 10 years in the making

Tuesday 7 December, 2021 has been etched into the history of the NSW Teachers Federation. For the first time in

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Increased salaries are essential for women’s financial security

It is more important than ever for women to take an active interest in the remuneration they should receive and

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The NSW Premier needs to listen to teachers and principals

The NSW Teachers Federation said today’s strike action sent a powerful message to the state’s premier about the need to

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Growing teacher shortages and NSW could miss out on thousands of teachers

A confidential government document warns NSW has a large and growing shortage of teachers and says the state could miss

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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 

NSW public school teachers and principals will strike on Tuesday December 7 over the Government’s failure to address unsustainable workloads and uncompetitive salaries which are contributing to growing shortages of

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It’s up to all of us

The road to winning this campaign lies ahead of us.

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Government’s great deceit … (and we have the proof)

There is often a gap between what governments say and what they know.

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Parents back teachers’ wages and work claim

A significant majority of NSW people believe teachers deserve a pay rise and more time to prepare lessons, a new poll has found.

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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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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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