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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Stronger Regulation For Training Providers Needed

Stronger Regulation For Training Providers Needed

30-10-2014 TAFE News & Updates

BAWM debacle shows need for stronger national regulation of for-profit training providers. Stronger national regulation of for-profit vocational training providers is required after the decision by ... Read more

AEU Federal President Angelo Gavrielatos Resigns

AEU Federal President Angelo Gavrielatos Resigns

30-10-2014 AEU Releases

AEU Federal President Angelo Gavrielatos resigns to take up position with Education International. The Australian Education Union said today that Federal President Angelo Gavrielatos has announce... Read more

Update on Student Reporting

Update on Student Reporting

29-10-2014 Gen Agreement Implementation Updates

Teaching staff are reminded they are to report in accordance with the terms of the 2009 agreement between the SSTUWA and the Department of Education. The Department has recently reiterated its com... Read more

Extraordinary Vacancies: Unions WA Delegates and the Disputes Resolution Committee

Extraordinary Vacancies: Unions WA Delegates and the Disputes Resoluti…

28-10-2014 Union News

Extraordinary Vacancies Nominations are called for Extraordinary Vacancies for Unions WA Delegates and the Disputes Resolution Committee Following the close of nominations for these positions, on Fr... Read more

Permanency In The CTP/MTP & Applying To The Transfer Pool

Permanency In The CTP/MTP & Applying To The Transfer Pool

22-10-2014 Gen Agreement Implementation Updates

Teachers who have completed two years continuous service in the Country Training Program or Metropolitan Training Program are now made permanent (subject to satisfactory completion of the probationary... Read more

One Year Celebration Of The Amendments To The Sex Discrimination Act

One Year Celebration Of The Amendments To The Sex Discrimination Act

22-10-2014 B-LeGITS News

Join colleagues and friends at a wine and cheese function to celebrate the one year anniversary of changes to the Sex Discrimination Act. As of 1 August 2013, it is unlawful to discriminate against a... Read more

Pyne Makes Another Attack On Gonski

Pyne Makes Another Attack On Gonski

21-10-2014 Federal Gonski Funding

Pyne makes another attack on Gonski with push to water down accountability for schools funding. The Abbott Government’s attack on Gonski schools funding is continuing – with legislation passed by t... Read more

WA	Primary	Class	Sizes	The	Biggest	In	Australia

WA Primary Class Sizes The Biggest In Australia

20-10-2014 State Government Funding

A new report has revealed WA primary schools have the highest class sizes in Australia. The Staff in Australia’s Schools (SiAS) Report has examined class sizes for the first time. It found that WA ha... Read more

New Survey Shows High Class Sizes, Increasing Workloads In Australian Schools

New Survey Shows High Class Sizes, Increasing Workloads In Australian …

20-10-2014 AEU Releases

High class sizes and teacher workloads are the two main concerns revealed by the most recent Staff in Australia’s Schools (SiAS) Report, the AEU said today. The report also found young teachers were ... Read more

The Human Cost Of Barnett's Education Cuts

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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

An Adventure On The High Seas

An Adventure On The High Seas

10-09-2014 Members At Work

Year 8 and 9 students from various schools will be taking to the high seas later this year after winning an opportunity to experience life on a sailing ship. Close to 80 students from Beverley Distri... Read more

The Great Debate: Reid v Donnelly

The Great Debate: Reid v Donnelly

08-09-2014 Independent Public Schools

The flaws and merits of the Independent Public School model took centre stage during a debate between education academics Alan Reid and Kevin Donnelly in Canberra last month. Professor Reid, from the... Read more

Can WA Teachers Practice In Other Australian State?

Can WA Teachers Practice In Other Australian State?

29-08-2014 Teacher Conditions

Teachers are part of a highly regarded profession and boast life-long skills and experience which are ideal to take with them wherever they go. But, are WA teachers able to practice in other parts of... Read more

DoE Does Not Understand Behaviour Problems In WA: Report

DoE Does Not Understand Behaviour Problems In WA: Report

27-08-2014 Behaviour, Violence and Bullying

A report by the auditor general into behaviour management in schools has found that the Department of Education doesn't understand how widespread behavioural problems are in schools across the state. ... Read more

John Willcock College Fights for Funds

John Willcock College Fights for Funds

26-08-2014 Members At Work

In 2015 John Willcock's school population will increase by 50 percent. It's the only year 8/9 campus in the state. It was split from an 8-12 college some years ago and some would say it's a questiona... Read more

From Meatloaf to Meditation By Dr Helen Street

From Meatloaf to Meditation By Dr Helen Street

26-08-2014 Feature Articles

“It is not a luxury to take regular time out from a busy teaching life. We need to wake up to the fact that teacher wellbeing is a vital foundation for effective education.” With the start of term... Read more

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Stop Abbott's Workplace Laws - One Week Left!

Stop Abbott's Workplace Laws - One Week Left!

18-09-2014 ACTU Releases

Tony Abbott’s unfair changes to workplace laws are likely to come before the Senate on Monday. So far close to 20,000 people have emailed or called Cross-Bench Senators asking them to vote NO. Yester... Read more

STOP Abbott's Laws - Amendments To The Fair Work Bill

STOP Abbott's Laws - Amendments To The Fair Work Bill

10-09-2014 ACTU Releases

Tony Abbott is trying to make changes to the Fair Work Act that are the first step in his plan to reduce working people’s living standards by destroying your rights at work. We cannot let him win! L... Read more

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

Subscribe to Working Life this month and win

Subscribe to Working Life this month and win

14-02-2014 ACTU Releases

All too often, we only get one side of the story. The side that the big end of town wants us to know. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Visit Working Life for news and views about what matters to y... 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

Social & Causes

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TMB Pre-Service Teaching Scholarships On Offer

TMB Pre-Service Teaching Scholarships On Offer

14-10-2014 Social and Civic

Pre-service teachers are being offered a chance to win a scholarships from Teachers Mutual Bank to help with their studies. Seven Future Teacher Scholarships to the value of $5000 are on offer for th... Read more

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

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