2011 LOG of CLAIMS [Schools]
2011 LOG of CLAIMS [TAFE]
SCHOOL LIBRARIANS (attachments below)
ETC TERM 4 TRAINING INFORMATION (attachments below)
SSTUWA COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
Dear Union Members,
Welcome back to the final term of the 2011 school year. We wish you all the best in the coming term.
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2011 Log of Claims [Schools]
For the latest on the progress of negotiations see Communication 35 attached.
Click here for Communication 35
Click here for Teacher Placement E-mail to local MP
Click here for RTS & CTP Allowances Email to local MP
2011 Log of claims [TAFE]
On Tuesday 20th September the employers indicated that they would be going back to the Government seeking to provide a 2nd offer to TAFE lecturers but were unable to provide any timelines. Until now, no second offer has been received by our Union.
At its meeting held last Thursday (13th October), TAFE Committee indicated its frustration at the lack of a 2nd offer. TAFE branches have been asked to consider a range of industrial action and provide feedback to TAFE Committee reps. TAFE Committee will considering the branch feedback at a meeting this week Thursday 20th October to be held at Solidarity Park.
More information is provided in Negotiation News Round 16 attached.
Click here for Negotiation News Round 16
SSTUWA & AEU ELECTIONS
The final result of the SSTUWA elections has been made known. Further details are in the next edition of the Western Teacher. The new Executive will take up office on 1 January 2012. Congratulations to the newly elected Senior Officers and Executive. The results of the AEU election are still being counted.
JOINT UNION VISIT TO GOLDFIELDS
UnionsWA will facilitate a joint public sector unions’ visit to the Goldfields, 31 October – 2 November 2011. The SSTUWA will participate in this visit and further details will be provided to Goldfield schools shortly. We look forward to meeting with members at this time.
PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN - FEDERAL SCHOOLS’ FUNDING
ACCSSO, AGPPA, ASPA and the AEU will be supporting a National Public Education day on Tuesday 15 November 2011. The SSTUWA will be supporting activities in a number of schools in the Brand, Canning, Swan and Hasluck federal electorates. We will also be encouraging other schools to take the time to focus on the importance of public education and the need for a new and fair funding system. Members will also be invited to contribute via an email campaign. Please be aware ... your employer is not allowed to get out there and support our public schools on this issue.
Our school librarian colleagues continue their struggle to ensure that governments, federal and state, provide support and funding for dedicated and qualified teacher librarians. Their hard work resulted in a Federal Government Inquiry. A report has been brought down and now it is time for us to get on board and support their efforts. See further detail below.