Federation to push all political parties to address climate emergency
4 July 2022
Delegates have endorsed the roll out of a campaign to seek policy commitments from the major parties on how they will address the global climate emergency in the lead up to the March 2023 State Election.
International panel reaffirms solidarity between global educators
4 July 2022
Four esteemed international educators shared their insights on a range of topics concerning the Asia-Pacific region on the second day of Annual Conference.
14 initial teacher education students awarded $4000 Federation scholarships
The union awarded 14 Future Teacher Scholarships in a presentation at Annual Conference today (Sunday).
Inquiry head made education champion
The work of Dr Geoff Gallop AC, who chaired an independent inquiry into the teaching profession in NSW, has been recognised by Federation, naming him its 2022 Champion of Public Education.
Achieving excellence through early childhood education and sound system-wide staffing
Federation will seek commitments from all major political parties regarding an expanded public preschool provision, improvements to school staffing, an increase in permanent teacher allocation and a strong and effective non-school based teaching service in the run up to the state election in March 2023, delegates affirmed at Annual Conference.
Strategic plan approved for NSW election
Federation Annual Conference today approved a comprehensive plan to build broad community understandingâ€ of the central planks of the More Than Thanks campaign, leading up to the March 2023 state election.
Activists honoured for contributions to our union
Today we celebrated 10 activists’ enduring commitment Federation, in a ceremony at Annual Conference.
Voices from the regions too loud for the government to ignore
1 July 2022
Yesterday’s actions covered all corners of the state, from Tweed Heads to the ACT and all the way out to Broken Hill.
Teachers jam Sydney CBD as unified strike covers state
30 June 2022
More than 20,000 teachers from NSW public and Catholic schools marched on NSW Parliament this morning to protest wages, workloads and staff shortages in a united front not seen for 26 years.
A time for healing: Refugee Week 2022
21 June 2022
While most of the world ground to a halt under the closures, lockdowns and restrictions of the COVID pandemic, the misery and danger for refugees mounted unabated.
Greens and Labor oppose Government’s Inclusive, Engaging and Respectful Schools policy
7 June 2022
Federation has welcomed formal written support from the Greens and NSW Labor to oppose the Perrottet Government’s controversial Inclusive, Engaging and Respectful Schools policy.
Federation begins bargaining agreements for TAFE employees
3 June 2022
Returning TAFE to being the preeminent provider of vocational education and training is integral to this State’s future productivity and prosperity.
Tweed Shire Council objects to Murwillumbah mega-school plan
3 June 2022
The Tweed Shire Council has formally objected to the development application for the controversial Murwillumbah Education Campus.
Federation campaign seals Connected Community staff gain
2 June 2022
After a robust Federation campaign, the Department has confirmed much-needed additional staff for the state’s 33 Connected Communities schools are in the process of being actionedâ€
Reconciliation is everyone’s business
30 May 2022
Students and staff across NSW are learning that it is OK to be the brave individual who stands up and fights for change, to ensure greater opportunities for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Federation members off to Harvard
27 May 2022
Two principal members of Federation have been awarded Harvard scholarships â€” from just three presented nationally by the Public Education Foundation â€” in recognition of their dedication and academic leadership.
Flood relief available for teachers, students
26 May 2022
Financial support is now available to teachers in flood-hit areas after Federation’s representations to the Department of Education for emergency aid.
After the decision of March Council, Federation pursued with the Department the provision of ex-gratia payments to compensate teachers for losses resulting from the floods.
Summit heralds Public Education Day
26 May 2022
A special summit is being held in Melbourne today to mark Public Education Day, with a commitment to steer the incoming Labor Government’s education agenda in its first 100 days in office.
Teachers send a loud and clear message to Premier
4 May 2022
More than 15,000 members descended on NSW Parliament in Sydney on 4 May to send a loud and clear message to the Premier and his Government: Enough is enough!
Coalition’s $10bn in sweeteners for private schools while public schools remain underfunded.
28 April 2022
The Coalition Government has shelled out more than $10 billion in special deals to private schools during its time in office while 99 per cent of public schools have gone underfunded, a new report has revealed.
Strike action on 4 May to pressure Government on salaries and workload
26 April 2022
In response to the worsening teacher shortage crisis in public school classrooms, members in schools will take strike action across the state on Wednesday 4 May.