eNews - 28 June 2017

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The SSTUWA is aware of an updated OSH Policy sent to schools via DoE’s ed-e-mail on 13 June without any prior consultation with the SSTUWA. It is the SSTUWA’s position that the effect of the changes in this policy and associated documents will shift significant responsibility, which is rightly that of the employer, the Department of Education, down to the school/workplace level. This will also create a significant increase in workload. This matter is being raised with the Minister of Education and DoE as a matter of urgency. If you have any concerns about these materials please let us know.

GROH update

Several motions were passed at the recent June State Council arising from further changes to GROH rent; for some members the second rent increase in less than two years. The SSTUWA is in the process of actioning these motions and seeking meetings with the Minister for Housing and the Minister for Education.

SSTUWA Vacancies: Field Officer/Case Manager

We are seeking applications for the position of Field Officer/Case Manager. Applicants will need high level verbal and written communication skills, negotiation skills and a commitment to union objectives, public education and teamwork. Click here for more information and JDF.

Free NAIDOC Family Day in Bassendean - 6 July 2017

If you’re in Perth these school holidays celebrate NAIDOC Week by attending a NAIDOC Family Day organised by the City of Bassendean in partnership with Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Inc. Click here for more information.

Member Assist operating hours during Term Two break

Member Assist will be open Monday 3 July to Friday 14 July inclusive from 10am to 2pm during the term break.

National Weekend Warriors Day

You’ve probably seen the news – penalty rates for hospitality, retail and pharmacy workers are under threat.

The good news is we can do something about this if we act now – 2 July is National Weekend Warriors Day, where union members, supporters and people all over the country who don’t want to see cuts to penalty rates are taking action together to ask the businesses that we support to do the right thing by the people who work for them.

What can you do? When you’re out and about this weekend, have a conversation with people, particularly hospitality, retail and pharmacy staff and business owners about the need to support weekend penalty rates. Remember, the people affected by cuts to penalty rates are likely to be your students and family members. Go here to find out more.

Education and Training

Last chance to register for School Holidays Professional Learning Events.

Term Three Industrial Events (TUT)

  • Union Representative Level One: Schools Read More
  • Know Your Rights General Agreement 2014: Schools Read More
  • Union Representative Level Two: Schools Read More