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Early return disrespects teachers

This morning’s announcement by Premier Dominic Perrottet shows once again this Government’s complete disrespect for the teaching profession and the work that they do.

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Parents back teachers’ wages and work claim

A significant majority of NSW people believe teachers deserve a pay rise and more time to prepare lessons, a new poll has found.

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ACTU launches campaign to restore job stability for all

Food, accommodation and other bills are major concerns for casuals, labour hire and contract workers.

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Future teachers show there’s power in a union

“The union is an undimmable light and voice of reason in an everchanging educational and political landscape,” said University of NSW student and winner of a Future Teachers Scholarship Stuart Hansen.

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A turbulent time for teaching

While teachers meet the demands of remote learning and preparing lesson packs during the lockdown, it’s a safe bet most of them won’t have to look after the alpacas as well.

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Action on shortages back campaign

Teachers have shown solidarity with the More Than Thanks campaign by taking stop-work action since its launch last Thursday.

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Members share positive reactions to #MoreThanThanks campaign on social media

The public education community took to social media last week, enthusiastic about the launch of the union’s More Than Thanks campaign.

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It’s time for more than thanks

Thousands of teachers and principals across the state joined a special broadcast to launch Federation’s new wages and workload campaign, More Than Thanks, this morning.

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Naomi’s special field of knowledge

In testing times, Careers Adviser Naomi Toogood has gone to great lengths to practise what she teaches.

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Part teacher, part parent: life in lockdown

Primary teacher Rebecca Clements recalls a sense of “excitement” in her household during the school holidays before Sydney went into lockdown.

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Leaders see path out of teacher crisis

Teaching and education leaders presented a strong vision for an end to teacher shortages in NSW and a more equitable and stronger future for public education during a special broadcast to parents and families across the state last night.

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Latham report fails teachers and gender-diverse students

NSW Teachers Federation has condemned One Nation’s war on trans and gender-diverse students expressed in a biased and misleading report of a NSW parliamentary committee written by One Nation MP Mark Latham.

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Bring the House into your students’ homes

The Parliamentary Education Office has a range of online curriculum-aligned civics and citizenship teaching resources, suitable for primary and secondary years.

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TAFE teachers and related employees have voted to accept a new enterprise agreement, to expire in a year.

Members are to be congratulated for defending their working conditions in this new EA, however members’ attention should now turn to the future.

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Making movies

​A good movie can provide some welcome relief during lockdown, so how about getting your class to make their own?

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Take action on Equal Pay Day towards improving pay status

Our profession is undervalued and underpaid. On Equal Pay Day (31 August) show your support for action on the recommendations of Gallop Inquiry, including a salary increase between 10 and 15 per cent in the next wages agreement.

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How to respect your transgender students

A transgender, or trans, person, is someone who does not identify with the gender that they were assigned at birth. When they were born, a doctor looked at them, made a judgement based on their physical features and wrote “male” or “female” on their paperwork.

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Support for casual members during pandemic restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of us, but, in many ways, it is those in precarious employment who are the most affected.

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Expression of Self: Navigating pronouns in schools

By changing one word in a sentence or by introducing yourself in a way that asserts your preferred pronouns, you might well help change a little piece of the world for the better.

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Time-saving resources for remote learning prep

Looking to save some time as you prepare lessons during lockdown? Check out these resources.

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TAFE members: Vote YES in enterprise agreement ballot

Federation has defended all existing working conditions for TAFE teachers and related employees during negotiations for a new enterprise agreement.

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