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Response to media reports on Government’s re-announced teacher policy

We have a crisis in New South Wales -a teacher shortage crisis that has hundreds upon hundreds of classes merged, split or sitting in playgrounds under minimal supervision. As a result, thousands upon thousands of students are having their learning disrupted every day.

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Facta Non Verba

Indulge me for a moment as I meander down memory lane. My life-long commitment to social justice and the transformative power of public education was forged in the classrooms of Punchbowl Boys High School where a bunch of inspiring teachers taught me many decades ago.

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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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Voices from the regions too loud for the government to ignore

Yesterday’s actions covered all corners of the state, from Tweed Heads to the ACT and all the way out to Broken Hill.

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Teachers jam Sydney CBD as unified strike covers state

More than 20,000 teachers from NSW public and Catholic schools marched on NSW Parliament this morning to protest wages, workloads and staff shortages in a united front not seen for 26 years.

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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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Public and Catholic school teachers to strike on 30 June

The decision to take 24-hour joint strike action on 30 June was made after a historic joint meeting between the executives of the NSW Teachers Federation and the Independent Education Union of Australia (NSW/ACT).

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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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Federation calls on Premier to honour his commitment that no teacher would fall behind on wages

With inflation now running at 5.1 per cent, the NSW Teachers Federation today called on Premier Dominic Perrottet to honour his commitment that no public sector worker would fall behind on wages.

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Teachers to go on strike on May 4

NSW Teachers Federation State Executive has today made the unanimous decision to proceed with strike action on Wednesday May 4.

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Strike action on 4 May to pressure Government on salaries and workload

In response to the worsening teacher shortage crisis in public school classrooms, members in schools will take strike action across the state on Wednesday 4 May.

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Teachers Federation welcomes opportunity for a change in government

NSW Teachers Federation has welcomed the announcement of the federal electionon May 21, with President Angelo Gavrielatos declaring: The Morrison Government has got to go”.

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Prairiewood HS teachers walk out after Education Minister walks in

Teachers at Prairiewood High School in Western Sydney demonstrated their disgust with the NSW Government’s refusal to act on unsustainable

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Members in regional by-election seats very concerned with teacher shortages and TAFE sell-offs

Teacher shortages, the NSW Government’s lack of a plan to address these shortages, and the threat to sell-off local TAFE

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The collective spirit of our union will see us through the challenges of 2022

I would like to start by extending a warm welcome to all teachers who are beginning their careers. Like our

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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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Economic potential in the regions threatened by wage cap

Government imposed wage freezes put at risk the role public sector employment and income can have in stimulating regional economies in times of crisis, a new report states.

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