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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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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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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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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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YES vote to PABO will force Government to revise TAFE salaries and conditions offer

Congratulations to TAFE members for their overwhelming support of Federation’s campaign to protect salaries and working conditions and stop the casualisation of TAFE’s workforce.

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Star your school library on social media

Has your school library gone all out for Book Week this year? Is the library a place of wonder and new educational experiences for your students?

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Unions play critical role in disclosing reality: Crabb

The counting, monitoring and recording that unions do to make sure experiences don’t go untold is really important, particularly for women, ABC journalist Annabel Crabb said recently.

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#WeWontWait lobbying efforts achieve extra time and money that will save lives

The introduction of 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave into the National Employment Standards will save lives.

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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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Opposition to the chaplaincy program to step up

The campaign to demand that money allocated to the School Chaplaincy Program be re-directed to funding the employment of school counsellors with teaching qualifications and experience will be reinvigorated.

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Ensuring the highest quality public education

Delegates have endorsed a plan for Senior Officers to develop a campaign to build support for a new bilateral agreement, which will include enough funding to ensure all public schools are funded at 100 per cent of the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS).

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Rorris illuminates government overfunding of private schools

A new report authored by senior economist Adam Rorris has revealed the NSW Government is overfunding NSW private schools by almost $850 million, while choosing to underfund public schools by $2 billion every single year.

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International panel reaffirms solidarity between global educators

Four esteemed international educators shared their insights on a range of topics concerning the Asia-Pacific region on the second day of Annual Conference.

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Ensuring a world class public education system for NSW.

Delegates at Annual Conference have reaffirmed Federation’s commitment to ensuring the NSW government meets its obligations to provide highly qualified, specialised, professional and well-paid teachers, and a well-resourced, world class public education system for all students in NSW public schools.

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State Election 2023 – The change TAFE needs

Federation Annual Conference today approved a recommendation to redouble its calls on the Perrottet Government to abandon its obsession with ideological cuts to TAFE NSW.

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Edtech’s COVID intrusion a taste of the future

The extraordinary surge in the use of edtech in home schooling during the COVID pandemic should be seen as the future in the making” where, at its worst, teachers are classroom managers” in a system led by artificial intelligence (AI), Federation’s Annual Conference was told today.

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Federation to push all political parties to address climate emergency

Delegates have endorsed the roll out of a campaign to seek policy commitments from the major parties on how they will address the global climate emergency in the lead up to the March 2023 State Election.

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Activists honoured for contributions to our union

Today we celebrated 10 activists’ enduring commitment Federation, in a ceremony at Annual Conference.

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14 initial teacher education students awarded $4000 Federation scholarships

The union awarded 14 Future Teacher Scholarships in a presentation at Annual Conference today (Sunday).

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Inquiry head made education champion

The work of Dr Geoff Gallop AC, who chaired an independent inquiry into the teaching profession in NSW, has been recognised by Federation, naming him its 2022 Champion of Public Education.

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