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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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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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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 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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EAL/D students deserve better from government

If the Department of Education is committed to its Multicultural Education Policy, it must act to fill outstanding English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) teacher vacancies, create additional permanent positions to address the rising numbers of EAL/D and refugee students

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Maternity leave in schools

People often use the term maternity leave” to refer to a range of rights and entitlements related to pregnancy. However, those entitlements can vary depending on the nature of employment.

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Reform funding on need

The proportion of students with higher needs in NSW public schools has grown significantly. In 2002, one in 25 students had a disability; now one in five students in metropolitan schools and more than one in three in remote schools are receiving an adjustment to their support due to disability.

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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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Our commitment to job security

Ahead of the state election, Federation will seek commitments from all major political parties to increase permanent teacher employment, as part of its ongoing campaign to stop the excessive use of temporary engagements.

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Casual Vacancy for Branch Professional Officer – City Organiser

Casual Vacancy for Branch Professional Officer – City Organiser

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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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Tips about bookings

In the volatile context of the current teacher shortage, casual teachers are in high demand. But they are also more likely to experience changes in their bookings as schools struggle to manage daily absences and changes to whole school organisation.

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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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You’re called to a meeting: FAQs

What are my rights when I am called to a meeting?

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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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NSW Government is misleading parliament and parents over teacher shortages

Appearing before the NSW parliamentary Inquiry into teacher shortages in New South Wales” the NSW Teachers Federation will put the spotlight on the NSW Government’s denial and attempted concealment of the severity of the teacher shortage crisis and its impact on students and teachers alike.

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Minister’s decision to use university students to fill teacher shortage a desperate act’

The NSW Teachers Federation has called the Government’s decision to deploy university students into public school classrooms a desperate act”.

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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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