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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Relief Officers Election

Nominations are called for Relief Officer elections to establish a pool of Relief Branch Professional Officers who will be elected by Council at the October Council meeting.

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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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TAFE teachers vote YES to Protected Industrial Action

NSW TAFE teachers now join a growing list of State Government workers outraged by the Perrottet Government’s state wages cap of an insulting 2.53%.

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TAFE teachers reject Perrottet’s salary cap

At a time of a national skills crisis the Perrottet Government should be investing in TAFE and its teachers. As a result, TAFE teachers have rejected the NSW Government’s insulting 2.53 per cent salary cap in an Enterprise Agreement Ballot whose results were revealed today.

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Election Notice: Branch Council Representatives – E2022/87

Nominations are called for Branch Council Representatives

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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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New hope for public VET system Australia wide

There was a renewed feeling of optimism at the National TAFE Council Annual General Meeting in Melbourne this year as delegates reflected on changes to TAFE funding policy under a newly elected Federal Government.

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