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Retired Teachers Association news

The Retired Teachers Association calls upon both the Coalition and Labor to commence a proper overhaul of the failed business model regarding the nursing home industry.

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Retired Teachers Association news

Have you recently retired from teaching or are you close to retiring? Retiring Federation members can maintain their interest in education by joining the Retired Teachers Association.

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Paper Plane

I made a monumental mistake this week. Actually, I made the same mistake twice. I failed to dress up.

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Paper Plane

When you’ve been at the same school for a long time, things get comfortable. All the kids know you, most of them have had siblings taught by you, their parents know you, you are part of the scenery.

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Paper Plane

I am just home from a full day of professional development at my school. We got to start later than usual and finish earlier than usual, and yet I am still feeling like I’ve been hit by a bus. Sitting in a chair listening to people speak all day can really take it out of you.

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Ready to dig deeper for my union

Activism runs strong in my veins. I have always felt a strong connection to the union movement.

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Book Reviews

One careless night, Playing with collage, Failing Nature: the Rise and Fall of the Wilderness Society and So you want to talk about race

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Your workplace contacts

Michelle Millard, Wauchope Public School

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Your Workplace Contacts

The resolution of a dispute at Narraweena Public School on the northern beaches inspired Federation Representative Pierre-Yves Dejean to coin a new union catchcry: “Divided we beg, united we bargain!”

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Theatre Review

​Regular readers will know I like all sorts of theatre, which does not mean I like it all, although it must be said that I mostly do as I choose what I see.

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Retired Teachers Association news

​Sydney Town Hall tour, More news on Warragamba Dam, Australian Free Trade and Investment Network, Female pioneers, CRUMA report and Upcoming events

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Association Spotlight: Moree Teachers Association

Our community Moree has a population of a little under 10,000 people. We have a transient population at times and our numbers change depending on the strength of the local agricultural industry of cotton and wheat.

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Film review

Red Joan, Danger Close: the Battle of Long Tan and Happy as Lazzaro

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Book Reviews

Little Frida, Just Flesh & Blood, Accidental Feminists, Some Kids series and Modern HERstory.

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Association Spotlight: Wellington Teachers Association

Our association enjoys strong Federation membership and Wellington TA meetings are generally well attended, with most regular attendees being high-school staff.

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Your workplace

Federation’s support and guidance to resolve a workplace issue inspired Sharree Gardner to ensure colleagues would not find themselves without the valuable assistance of their union.

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Retired Teachers Association news

Threats to press freedom The NSW Retired Teachers Association condemns raids by the Australian Federal Police on the home of

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Paper plane

​Last week, I arrived at school, attended my morning briefing, sat down at my desk and had a feeling that I should be somewhere else. Not on a tropical island or at home in my bed, but a real feeling that I wasn’t supposed to be at work.

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A woman’s right to choose

The topic of abortion still carries a lot of stigma. Raising the issue, or even disclosing, “I had an abortion”, is met with some kind of judgement and the eyebrows inadvertently going up.

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Still Jill podcast and ovarian cancer

Still Jill is a five-chapter podcast by journalist Jill Emberson that recently won the Documentary and Storytelling category at the 2019 Podcast Awards.

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Wedded to an app for better or worse – the highs and lows of Class Cover

​I wish I could claim my phone purchases as a tax deduction. With the introduction of the Class Cover booking system for casuals, a slow phone or poor reception can cost you thousands of dollars in lost income each year.

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