SSTUWA

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We are the industrial voice of the West Australian government school teaching profession. The SSTUWA gives teachers a voice in the workplace and the community. We do this by assisting them to gain better pay, improved living standards, safe working environments and employment security, through collective bargaining and strength in the workplace. We also campaign better schools and improved opportunites for WA students.

Join The SSTUWA

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Joining the SSTUWA gives you the protection of one of the State’s largest industrial and professional unions. The SSTUWA gives teachers a voice in the workplace and the community.

We do this by assisting them to gain better pay, improved living standards, safe working environments and employment security, through collective bargaining and strength in the workplace.

SSTUWA TOPS PLANNER

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TOPS is an online teacher planning program that is easy to navigate, will reduce workload and provide you with all required planning and assessment documentation for all learning areas in K to Yr10.

TOPS is designed to connect curriculum with effective teaching practice in the classroom. The program is free to All SSTUWA Members via this website. To Access: Join the SSTUWA.

SSTUWA News

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Pyne’s Teacher Training Review Ignores Own Research For Teaching Courses

Pyne’s Teacher Training Review Ignores Own Research For Teaching Cours…

20-02-2015 AEU Releases

Pyne’s Teacher Training Review ignores own research on importance of ATAR scores for teaching courses. The value of the Federal Government’s Teacher Training Review has been called into ... Read more

Performance Management 2015

Performance Management 2015

17-02-2015 Union News

Be aware of your rights when it comes to performance management. The performance management experience and process should focus on a culture of providing support and feedback for staff development rat... Read more

Teacher Training Review A Missed Opportunity To Lift Standards

Teacher Training Review A Missed Opportunity To Lift Standards

13-02-2015 Curriculum and Learning

The Abbott Government’s review into teacher training has failed to go far enough in lifting standards in the teaching profession, the AEU said today. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe sai... Read more

Class Sizes Survey

Class Sizes Survey

12-02-2015 Union News

The latest information from the Productivity Commission has found that Western Australia has the highest student-to-staff ratio in primary schools. It also found that student-to-staff ratios across al... Read more

Child Asylum Seekers Have A Right To An Education Not Detention

Child Asylum Seekers Have A Right To An Education Not Detention

12-02-2015 International Issues

The Abbott Government must ensure child asylum seekers are removed from detention centres and provided with an education, the AEU said today. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe said the Hu... Read more

Pyne’s IPS Failure Shows He Has No Vision For Public Schools

Pyne’s IPS Failure Shows He Has No Vision For Public Schools

10-02-2015 Independent Public Schools

Education Minister Christopher Pyne needs to admit the failure of his Independent Public Schools policy and shift his focus to equity and properly funding disadvantaged schools, the AEU said today. N... Read more

2015 AEUWA Branch Council & State Council Election Notice

2015 AEUWA Branch Council & State Council Election Notice

06-02-2015 Union News

Nominations are now open for AEUWA Branch Council positions – with successful candidates also being elected as delegates to the State Council of the SSTUWA. For full details on who is eligible ... Read more

Productivity Commission Report More Evidence Of Huge Unmet Need In Disability Education

Productivity Commission Report More Evidence Of Huge Unmet Need In Dis…

06-02-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Latest figures from the Productivity Commission confirm that at least 100,000 students with disability are not getting support in schools, the Australian Education Union said today. AEU Federal Pres... Read more

Privatised Vocational Training Has Lowered Quality, Given Huge Profits To Private Sector

Privatised Vocational Training Has Lowered Quality, Given Huge Profits…

06-02-2015 TAFE News & Updates

New research shows privatisation of vocational training and TAFEs has led to a drop in quality of courses and huge taxpayer-funded profits to private providers. AEU Federal TAFE Secretary Pat Forwar... Read more

Abbott Government Must Act Now To Fully Fund Students With Disability

Abbott Government Must Act Now To Fully Fund Students With Disability

05-02-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Media reports today revealing huge differences in government funding for students with disability at different schools show the need for the implementation of full Gonski funding to meet the urgent ... Read more

Director-General Out Of Line And Out Of Touch

Director-General Out Of Line And Out Of Touch

04-02-2015 Union News

The comments targeting “lazy” teachers, reported in the West Australian on 31 January, reveal a Director-General, who has overseen the biggest cuts ever experienced in WA education, completely out of ... Read more

Low Graduation Rate Of For-Profit Training College Shows Crisis In Vocational Education

Low Graduation Rate Of For-Profit Training College Shows Crisis In Voc…

27-01-2015 TAFE News & Updates

The extremely low graduation rate of for-profit training provider Evocca, exposed in media reports this morning, shows the dangerous consequences of privatising vocational training, the AEU said today... Read more

Getting Organised For 2015 – Build the Branch

Getting Organised For 2015 – Build the Branch

22-01-2015 Union News

In 2015 it is more important than ever for members to make sure that union branches in schools build the capacity to speak out and take action when our industrial conditions are threatened or when we ... Read more

School Leaders Seek Urgent Meeting With Barnett

School Leaders Seek Urgent Meeting With Barnett

23-12-2014 State Government Funding

The government has made two announcements in the week leading up to Christmas which further add to cuts to schools. Last Thursday, on effectively the last day of school, school principals at over 5... Read more

School Budgets Thrown Into Chaos On Last Day Of School Year

School Budgets Thrown Into Chaos On Last Day Of School Year

18-12-2014 State Government Funding

The State School Teachers’ Union is outraged that school budgets have been thrown into chaos on the last day of the school year. School leaders received an email from the Department of Education this... Read more

Nominations are called for Extraordinary Vacancies for Unions WA Delegates and the Disputes Resolution Committee

Nominations are called for Extraordinary Vacancies for Unions WA Deleg…

16-12-2014 Union News

Following the close of nominations for these positions on Friday 17 October 2014, a number of vacancies existed for Unions WA Delegates and Disputes Resolution Committee members. Nominations were re-... Read more

Union And Department Reach In-Principle Agreement On EBA

Union And Department Reach In-Principle Agreement On EBA

08-12-2014 EBA 2014 NEGOTIATIONS

The State School Teachers’ Union and the Department of Education have reached in-principle agreement on a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement for teachers and school leaders. The parties have agree... Read more

Union Calls For Tafe Funding To Be Restored And Fees Cut

Union Calls For Tafe Funding To Be Restored And Fees Cut

08-12-2014 TAFE News & Updates

The State School Teachers’ Union has called for an end to the attack on the state’s TAFE system, which is being undermined by massive cuts to funding and skyrocketing student fees. The union said the... Read more

TAFE: The Full Story

SSTUWA Feature Articles

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Counterclockwise For Unlimited Potential

Counterclockwise For Unlimited Potential

19-02-2015 Feature Articles

If we could turn back to a time when everything was possible, then maybe everything would be possible… I recently read social psychologist Dr Ellen J Langer’s thought-provoking and insp... Read more

Teacher Training Review A Missed Opportunity To Lift Standards

Teacher Training Review A Missed Opportunity To Lift Standards

13-02-2015 Curriculum and Learning

The Abbott Government’s review into teacher training has failed to go far enough in lifting standards in the teaching profession, the AEU said today. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe sai... Read more

Nurturing Potential: Correna Haythorpe

Nurturing Potential: Correna Haythorpe

11-02-2015 Feature Articles

Over the summer break, I spent a few days by the Murray River, contemplating following in the footsteps of my predecessor, Angelo Gavrielatos. Angelo is, quite simply, the most dedicated and passiona... Read more

Big Cuts To WA Schools

Big Cuts To WA Schools

11-02-2015 Education Funding

If schools don’t have enough resources, they can’t provide a full education for their students. In WA, we’re not getting Gonski, we’re seeing budget cuts, especially to High S... Read more

New Analysis Shows Public And Private Schools Delivering Same Results Despite Funding Gap

New Analysis Shows Public And Private Schools Delivering Same Res…

19-01-2015 Education Funding

A new analysis of NAPLAN results shows that public schools deliver similar academic results as private schools, once students’ socio-economic background is taken into account. AEU Deputy Federal Pres... Read more

The Leaning Tower of Self-Esteem

The Leaning Tower of Self-Esteem

03-12-2014 Feature Articles

Have you ever seen a photo of someone who has visited Pisa? If so, you may well have seen a picture that looks as if they are holding up the city’s famous leaning tower – an illusion created by lining... Read more

Pyne’s Curriculum Review Discredited By Racist Email Revelations

Pyne’s Curriculum Review Discredited By Racist Email Revelations

17-10-2014 Curriculum and Learning

Racist emails sent by the academic charged with assessing the English curriculum have tainted the credibility of the Abbott Government’s National Curriculum Review, the AEU said today. AEU Federal Pr... Read more

Curriculum Review Proves To Be A Waste Of Time

Curriculum Review Proves To Be A Waste Of Time

13-10-2014 Curriculum and Learning

Curriculum review proves to be a waste of time which will do nothing to improve schools The release of the Abbott Government’s response to the review of the national curriculum has confirmed that it ... Read more

Languages And Learning – What Future?

Languages And Learning – What Future?

23-09-2014 Curriculum and Learning

For a multicultural society with such strong and growing links with Asia, it seems odd that the learning of languages doesn’t appear to be a real priority or even on the priority radar in Australia. ... Read more

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Sydney Uni: Gorgon Unions Unfairly Blamed

Sydney Uni: Gorgon Unions Unfairly Blamed

06-06-2014 Unions WA Releases

Sydney University Business School finds unions unfairly blamed for Gorgon delays and blowouts. Last night, representatives from the MUA WA Branch and the International Transport Workers Federation la... Read more

Lack of fair play as pressure grows on public service

Lack of fair play as pressure grows on public service

16-12-2013 Unions WA Releases

Imagine playing a sport where the other side can change the rules to send your players off the field, fix the score and stop appeals to the umpire (whom they appoint). This is what the Barnett Governm... Read more

Your Rights: Five things worth fighting for

Your Rights: Five things worth fighting for

12-12-2013 ACTU Releases

TONY Abbott promised us a “grown up government” with “no surprises”. Well, we can all argue about whether he has delivered on that with the Gonski education funding double backflip and damage to our... Read more

Nelson Mandela. The world has lost a truly great man

10-12-2013 ACTU Releases

LIKE the rest of the world, Australian unions are in mourning at the death of Nelson Mandela. Mr Mandela’s death at 95 has been deeply felt within the labour movement because of the strong connection... Read more

Australian Unions - Stronger Together

24-10-2013 ACTU Releases

Now that the result in the Senate is almost finalised, it is clear we are likely to have some big battles ahead of us. We have not heard much from the new Government or the new Prime Minister Tony Ab... Read more

Push To Cut Penalty Rates Threatens Economy

Push To Cut Penalty Rates Threatens Economy

14-08-2013 ACTU Releases

AUSTRALIAN voters are not buying the line from employers that cutting or abolishing penalty rates would create jobs. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from new polling that shows not only ... Read more

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2015 SSTUWA Scholarship Program

2015 SSTUWA Scholarship Program

13-10-2014 Social and Civic

Applications are now open for 2015 SSTUWA scholarships for members who wish to undertake industrial or professional learning opportunities. Successful candidates will receive financial support to pur... Read more

Wear It Purple Day

Wear It Purple Day

29-08-2014 Social and Civic

What is Wear It Purple Day? Wear it Purple has a simple message: you have the right to be proud of who you are. Sexuality or gender identity does not change this. The idea is simple: wear it purple... Read more

Shake the Tin for Cambodia

Shake the Tin for Cambodia

26-08-2014 Social and Civic

Life under the Khmer Rouge was unkind. It was a radical regime that shut down the nation. The Communist party which led the Cambodian genocide resulted in widespread famine and disease in the 1970s... Read more

Nigeria: Support Bring Back Our Girls

Nigeria: Support Bring Back Our Girls

12-05-2014 Social and Civic

On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 girls were abducted at gunpoint from school in Chibok, north-east Nigeria. Many of these girls had only travelled to Chibok for their exams as their own schools ... Read more

Philippines Typhoon: Australian unionists' support helps

Philippines Typhoon: Australian unionists' support helps

04-02-2014 Social and Civic

The generosity of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA supporters has helped enable the medical treatment of almost 5,000 survivors of Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines in November last year. Thanks... Read more

Cambodia: Stop government violence against workers

Cambodia: Stop government violence against workers

10-01-2014 Social and Civic

On January 3, 2014, the Cambodian government sent military police to attack a demonstration of striking garment workers. The police opened fire with AK-47 rifles killing five workers and injuring doze... Read more

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