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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unite over shared need for better working conditions on 9 June

“I want two hours of additional release from face-to-face teaching that will enable us more time to be able to respond to student needs,” said Chester Hill Public School Federation Representative Chantelle Baker.

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Staff at Coffs Harbour High School walk out over staffing crisis

NSW Teachers Federation members at Coffs Harbour High School have walked off the job over the impact of the staffing crisis at their school and many others around the state.

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Reduce the admin burden with actions, not rhetoric

Changes to administrative tasks over the past three years have saved principals just 10 minutes a day and just four minutes a week for teachers.

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Why teachers have ordered an independent inquiry into the value of their work

If there is a silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be the lessons we learn. Many of them will be about ourselves — our ability to adapt, endure and make sacrifices for the common good.

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Your work: highlights from survey

A compelling majority of Federation members believe their work is more challenging and complex than ever but their pay does not reflect such a change, a Federation survey has revealed.

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Panel prepares to hear evidence for inquiry

Amid the stress and restrictions of the global pandemic, Federation members have addressed the changing nature of their work across almost two decades to inform an independent inquiry into the value of teachers’ work.

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Action gave way to action

The findings of the Vinson Inquiry handed down in 2002 had far-reaching effects for NSW teachers.

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