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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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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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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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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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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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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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All the drama and democracy

It’s not often your students get to stamp, laugh, shout and boo as part of an engaging and enriching lesson about democracy and drama.

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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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Guides for setting up a safe, inclusive spaces in secondary schools launched

Comprehensive information and ideas for teachers and students on how to start up a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) in a secondary school are now available online.

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Casual Teachers’ pay guaranteed on Queen’s holiday

NSW Teachers Federation has secured a guarantee from the Department of Education for casual teachers engaged to work on the public holiday on 22 September, set aside as the National Day of Mourning for the Queen.

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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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We aren’t giving up and we aren’t going away

As part of our campaign, Fed Reps in recent weeks have been sending emails to their local MPs about the teacher shortages and the debilitating impacts they are having in schools.

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Union supports campaign for World Cup legacy for migrant workers

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

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