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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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Registered Nurse Must Be Maintained At Special Education School In St Ives

The NSW Teachers Federation demands the retention of a Registered Nurse (RN) position at Sir Eric Woodward School for Special Purposes at St Ives.

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Education Minister Reveals Extent Of Staff Cuts At Murwillumbah Mega School

The proposed merger of four schools in Murwillumbah will result in the loss of at least 19 teaching positions according to Education Minister Sarah Mitchell, the first time she has revealed the extent of staff cuts associated with the project.

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Norfolk Island Teachers Stop Work Over School Crisis

Teachers at the Norfolk Island Central School have stopped work over the failure of the Commonwealth Government to provide certainty over the provision of education on Norfolk Island for 2022.

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Staffing Crisis Sparks Walkout At Hunter Schools

​Teachers Federation members at two Hunter schools walked off the job over a number of issues, including the impact the state-wide shortage of teachers is having on all NSW public schools.

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Staffing crisis sparks walkout at schools across NSW

Teachers Federation members at several school across the state took action last week, walking off the job over a number of issues, including the impact the state-wide shortage of teachers is having on all NSW public schools.

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NSW Government has no plan to recruit the teachers NSW needs

The NSW Government has responded to warnings the state could run out of teachers within five years by issuing a glossy brochure that recycles failed initiatives and ignores its own Department’s advice that uncompetitive wages are turning smart young people off teaching.

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Report reveals urgent need to recruit additional teachers as enrolments soar

The predicted leap in student enrolments in the next 15 years has put NSW in “a race” to guarantee the education of a whole generation of children in west and south-western Sydney, new research has found.

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Shortages force teachers to take classes outside areas of expertise

Teacher shortages in NSW are so bad that vacant positions are taking months to fill and growing numbers of teachers are required to teach outside their area of expertise, internal government documents show.

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Shortages force teachers to take classes outside areas of expertise

Teacher shortages in NSW are so bad that vacant positions are taking months to fill and growing numbers of teachers are required to teach outside their area of expertise, internal government documents show.

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Without action NSW could run out of teachers

NSW is at risk of running out of teachers within five years due to chronic shortages, plummeting graduate numbers, rising enrolments and an ageing workforce, according to confidential government documents.

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Strong support for an investment in public school teachers in NSW

A clear majority of people in NSW support higher wages and more preparation time for public school teachers, new polling shows.

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Return to school – not without risks and challenges

The NSW Government’s decision to bring forward the staggered return to face-to-face teaching in the parts of the state under lockdown and subject to stay-at-home orders is not without risks and not without challenges.

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Government denies permanent work to long-term TAFE teachers

Long-awaited changes to casual employment laws should have been a game-changer for thousands of long-term, part-time casual TAFE teachers, but they were stunningly snubbed by a NSW Government decision this week.

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NSW public school teachers and principals call for action to address teacher shortages

Teachers and principals will launch a campaign today to address growing teacher shortages across NSW as new research shows the extent of the workforce crisis in the state’s schools.

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Staffing crisis sparks walkout at Bowraville Central School

Teachers Federation members at Bowraville Central School have walked off the job over the impact the state-wide shortage of teachers is having on their school.

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Teacher Shortage Hitting Schools Across Sydney And Regional NSW

Classes are being combined and students given only minimal supervision on hundreds of occasions in city and country schools in NSW due to growing teacher shortages, new figures provided to Parliament show.

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Education department admits dodging protocols for Murwillumbah merger and confirms staff cuts

The planning for a mega-merger of four schools in Murwillumbah had side-stepped the NSW Government’s own protocols for consultation for such a project, documents reveal.

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Higher salaries will attract new teachers, not PR campaigns

Today the Sydney Morning Herald has revealed details of the NSW Government’s submission to the Quality ITE Education Review.

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Teachers at Karabar High School at Queanbeyan walk off the job over staffing crisis

Teachers Federation members at Karabar High School at Queanbeyan have walked off the job over the negative impact the state-wide teacher shortage is having on their school.

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Vaccinations – the key to successfully managing our way out of the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, every action of the NSW Teachers Federation has been informed by our responsibility to protect, as far as possible, the health and safety of our members and our school communities.

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