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Members in regional by-election seats very concerned with teacher shortages and TAFE sell-offs

Teacher shortages, the NSW Government’s lack of a plan to address these shortages, and the threat to sell-off local TAFE

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The collective spirit of our union will see us through the challenges of 2022

I would like to start by extending a warm welcome to all teachers who are beginning their careers. Like our

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Why we must take industrial action over salaries and workloads

Politicians and public servants love to talk about “evidence-based policy making”. They trot out the phrase to accompany all sorts

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Teachers to strike over workload, salaries, and shortages

Public school teachers and principals will strike on Tuesday December 7 over the Government’s failure to address unsustainable workloads and

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Take your seat for a first look at a revealing resource about political convicts

The enduring effect of democratic reformers, labour protestors, revolutionaries and Indigenous resistance fighters who suffered incarceration in Australia’s convict system

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Economic potential in the regions threatened by wage cap

Government imposed wage freezes put at risk the role public sector employment and income can have in stimulating regional economies in times of crisis, a new report states.

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Talking Employment

Noting the significant employment challenges that some casual and temporary teachers have faced during the pandemic, we hope that the following employment tips will assist members to secure employment in term 4 and for 2022.

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Your workplace contact

I am lucky to teach at a school that has a fairly harmonious working environment. Everyone is quite supportive of one another.

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Muswellbrook and Maitland demand More Than Thanks 

Teachers in Muswellbrook and Maitland have turned out to voice their concerns at the NSW Government’s inaction over worsening teacher shortages.

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Teachers rally in Tamworth to demand More Than Thanks

Teachers representing local schools rallied in Tamworth today [2 November] to protest the Government’s inaction over worsening teacher shortages there, as part of Federation’s regional road trip for the More Than Thanks campaign.

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It’s up to all of us

The road to winning this campaign lies ahead of us.

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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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Norfolk Island members want a stop of the rot

Teachers at Norfolk Island Central School have initiated a series of rolling strikes over the coming weeks as “disgust” at a lack of commitment by state and federal governments could leave 300 students without education services.

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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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Government’s great deceit … (and we have the proof)

There is often a gap between what governments say and what they know.

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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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State in “race” to find teachers to meet enrolment crunch

The forecast 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 for Federation has found.

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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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