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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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NSW Government cuts funding for catch-up school program

Internal documents reveal funding for a COVID catch-up program has been cut by the NSW Government with schools instructed to

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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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Shock new government figures show high rates of teacher burnout

Two thirds of public school teachers say they feel burnt out according to new NSW Government research that lifts the lid on the impact of unsustainable workloads and uncompetitive salaries.

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Vacant teaching positions increase by almost 150 per cent in NSW schools

New government figures show there are over 2,400 vacant permanent teaching positions in NSW public schools, an increase of almost 150 per cent since June last year.

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Bad news for the teaching profession on World Teachers Day

The Perrottet Government has been caught out undermining its own entry standards to the teaching profession as part of its failing approach to tackling growing teacher shortages.

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Teachers and Principals rally at Industrial Relations Commission today

Teachers and principals will rally outside the NSW Industrial Relations Commission in Parramatta this morning as new figures show the number of vacant permanent teaching positions has doubled to more than 2,000.

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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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NSW recruits two teachers in a year in response to statewide shortage

The NSW Government attempts to fix the teacher shortages and recruit the thousands of additional teachers the state needs are failing with new figures showing only two teachers have been recruited from interstate and overseas in a year.

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Large increase in the number of early career teachers leaving schools

The number of permanent public school teachers leaving in the first five years of their career in NSW has jumped to a 13 year high as unsustainable workloads and uncompetitive salaries take their toll.

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TAFE Teachers to Stop Work and Impose Work Bans

TAFE teachers, frustrated by the failure of TAFE NSW to bargain in good faith around uncompetitive salaries, exploitation of casual employees and untenable workloads, will hold stop work meetings as part of protected industrial action and the first stop work in nearly 12 years.

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TAFE teachers vote YES to Protected Industrial Action

NSW TAFE teachers now join a growing list of State Government workers outraged by the Perrottet Government’s state wages cap of an insulting 2.53%.

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TAFE teachers reject Perrottet’s salary cap

At a time of a national skills crisis the Perrottet Government should be investing in TAFE and its teachers. As a result, TAFE teachers have rejected the NSW Government’s insulting 2.53 per cent salary cap in an Enterprise Agreement Ballot whose results were revealed today.

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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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New report reveals NSW Government is overfunding private schools to the tune of $850 million.

A new report, commissioned by the NSW Teachers Federation and to be presented to Federation’s Annual Conference today, has discovered the NSW Government is overfunding private schools in NSW by almost $850 million, while choosing to under-fund public schools by $2 billion every single year.

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Principals and teachers strike over shortages

Principals and teachers from government and Catholic schools in NSW are striking today over the worsening teacher shortages which are affecting the education of children across the state.

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