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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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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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Our commitment to job security

Ahead of the state election, Federation will seek commitments from all major political parties to increase permanent teacher employment, as part of its ongoing campaign to stop the excessive use of temporary engagements.

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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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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 campaign seals Connected Community staff gain

After a robust Federation campaign, the Department has confirmed much-needed additional staff for the state’s 33 Connected Communities schools are in the process of being actioned”

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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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Important permanent staffing win for support units

Improvements to the executive staffing of support units with seven or more classes will start in term 2; a significant gain for members, students and their families.

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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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Muswellbrook and Maitland demand More Than Thanks 

Teachers in Muswellbrook and Maitland have turned out to voice their concerns at the NSW Government’s inaction over worsening teacher shortages.

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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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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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State in “race” to find teachers to meet enrolment crunch

The forecast leap in student enrolments in the next 15 years has put NSW in “a race” to guarantee the education of a whole generation of children in west and south-western Sydney, new research for Federation has found.

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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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NSW public school teachers and principals call for action to address teacher shortages

Teachers and principals will launch a campaign today to address growing teacher shortages across NSW as new research shows the extent of the workforce crisis in the state’s schools.

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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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Staffing crisis stop-work meetings reach 73

The NSW Government’s failure to address the state-wide school staffing crisis continues into term 3 with teachers at Karabar High School becoming the 73rd to walk off the job this year.

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