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Clarification of duties given to casual teachers

With the teacher shortage hitting crisis point in NSW, casual teachers are in high demand more than ever.

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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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All the way to the ballot box

Members were out in force on 12 October as part of a Day of Action protesting the Perrottet Government’s imposition of a real wage cut and failure to act on workload.

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Health and wellbeing are important in the workplace

Federation has a long history of activism in the work health and safety space, to the point where today we have an increasing number of schools with elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and active Work Health and Safety committees.

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Election Notice Federal Conference – E2022/171

Nominations are called for: General Division- Federal Conference Delegate Representing the General Division (6)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Election Notice – E2022/171

Nominations are called for:
Branch Council
– Federal Executive Member Representing the General Division (1)
Nominations, which must be in writing and comply with the registered

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Position: Director, Centre for Professional Learning

The Director is responsible to the General Secretary for their role in the operations of the CPL

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