For many years there were two parallel organisations, one being the federally registered AEU (NSW Branch) and the other the state registered NSW Teachers Federation. Because of the shift of some of the Federation’s members into the federal jurisdiction, notably members working for TAFE, it was decided that there should be a single entity registered both federally and at the state level. Both the Teachers Federation and the AEU Branch have adopted rules that facilitate the change to a single organisation.
This is the culmination of several years’ work to harmonise the rules of the two organisations. The new rules of the AEU NSW Teachers Federation branch include all the Teachers Federation democratic structures and procedures, including a state Council and Annual Conference.