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Special honours for our members 

Manly-Warringah Teachers Association stalwarts Pam and John Ward have been honoured with Medals of the Order of Australia (OAM) for

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Passionate about our environment? Your association needs you

Climate change is already affecting teachers’ health and safety and the physical and mental health of the students we teach.

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Powerful video message wins peace prize

“We need peace as much as we need air, as much as we need water.”  Sindy Zhang from Sydney Girls

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Study grant provides Fiona opportunity to answer burning questions

Congratulations to Federation member Fiona Beasley, who has been awarded Federation’s 2023 Eric Pearson Study Grant. Trauma-informed practice in classrooms

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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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Help end gendered violence by advocating for legislative and social change

With the stroke of a pen the Federal Government could better support single mothers – 60 per cent of whom

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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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Solidarity with the people of Iran

Federation stands in solidarity with the global trade union movement, which has condemned the brutal and murderous repression of the people of Iran by a regime that has systematically violated the human rights of women, political activists, including the leaders of education unions, and the LGBTIQA+ community.

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Shots at Qatar’s cup toll

For every goal that’s scored in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar, about 39 people will have died, former Socceroos captain Craig Foster told Federation’s September Council.

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Teachers burnt out, time poor: government survey

An alarming two thirds of public school teachers have told the NSW Government they feel burnt out, while just one in five say they have the time to do their job well, exposing the realities of the unsustainable workloads and uncompetitive salaries forced on the teacher workforce.

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Risky business: workload and injury

A recent amendment to the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 makes it unequivocal in relation to the Department of Education and TAFE NSW’s responsibilities to respond to, manage and prevent psychosocial risks in the workplace.

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Workload: the great sleight of hand

It is universally the case that the profession rightly bemoans the persistent collection of data in schools, its rise now repeatedly substantiated over a number of years as dragging teachers and principals away from their core business and what they signed up for: teaching and learning, progressing their students and public school communities. It’s a well-researched and evidenced phenomenon, known as the datafication of the teaching profession” and its insidious impact is being felt around the globe.

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COP 27 protest: A chance to stand beside First Nations and student climate activists

Federation has accepted an invitation from School Strike 4 Climate Australia to support and encourage members’ attendance at the Sydney Town Hall rally COP 27 Protest – Stop Australia expanding fossil fuels, climate justice now on Saturday 12 November at noon.

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Our tireless efforts will save lives

Tireless lobbying over a decade has secured a new entitlement for all workers: paid family and domestic leave.

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Rally for refugees and rights to education

Federation is calling on members to join a rally in Sydney on Sunday 6 November to demand the new Federal Government honour its promise to fix the refugee crisis that leaves thousands of families in limbo and prevents their children from further education.

The union’s Senior Officers have endorsed the rally and campaign demanding laws allowing permanent visas for thousands of refugees, promised by Labor at the election more than five months ago.

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Strike rally outside the office of TAFE Managing Director’s Ultimo Office

TAFE members of the NSW Teachers Federation at over 60 colleges across NSW will take protected industrial action today, striking for 24-hours.

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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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Teacher shortage snag in Federal Budget’s TAFE offerings plan

The State Government needs to fix the teacher shortage before TAFE NSW will be able to offer the additional fee-free courses funded in the Federal Budget, Federation Deputy Secretary (Post-Schools) Phill Chadwick said.

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Improvements to parental leave now accessible

Enhancements to paid parental leave were made available for NSW public service employees, including teachers, from 1 October 2022. It expands on the previous provisions introduced in 2021 to provide greater access to paid parental leave, regardless of gender.

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Get RED-dy for day of action

Federation has called on members to stand up and stand out for a day of action on Wednesday, 12 October, including a rally outside the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) in Parramatta.

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