Women’s Focus News

Federal Government’s failure on marriage equality condemned by AEU

​The AEU condemns Prime Minister Turnbull and his government for their self-serving and politically expedient approach to marriage equality.

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​Preschools suffer as Turnbull won’t commit to 2018 funding

Parents and preschool teachers and co-educators still have no certainty that four-year-old preschool will be funded in full beyond 2017, due to Malcolm Turnbull’s failure to commit to funding the successful program.

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​Penalty rate decision opens door for pay cuts in nursing, teaching and other sectors

Nurses, cleaners, community, social, disability and construction workers are all at risk of having their penalty rates cut following the recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision.

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Being bold for gender parity

Women around the world unite on one day of the year to mark International Women’s Day (IWD), which celebrates social, economic, cultural and political achievements for women while also serving as a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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Survey reveals high workloads and stress for school staff

​A survey of almost 3,000 public school teachers and principals has revealed that increasing workloads are leading to very high levels of workplace stress.

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Survey reveals extent of schools' reliance on voluntary charges

A survey of almost 3,000 WA public school teachers and principals has revealed the extent of schools’ reliance on voluntary charges to deliver programs.

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Teachers survey reveals staff dissatisfied with state government

​A survey of almost 3,000 teachers and school leaders in WA has revealed the state government faces an uphill battle to convince education staff that it’s doing a good job in public education.

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World Teachers' Day: Governments must address growing workloads or lose teachers

On World Teachers’ Day the AEU has called on all governments to recognise the long-term effects of rising workloads on teachers by ensuring all schools have the resources they need.

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Union calls for immediate safety measures in Kalgoorlie

​The State School Teachers’ Union has called for a number of immediate measures to be put in place at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School to ensure the safety of students and staff.

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Secure wins by acting collectively

​I am only too aware that at times members can feel overwhelmed by some of the issues facing the profession however, we do have good news to share and I think it is important to realise that through a shared sense of purpose and a desire to help our fellow teachers, we can overcome adversity.

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