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.

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The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman

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Psychologically Safe and Healthy Workplaces:Risk Management Approach

Psychologically Safe and Healthy Workplaces:Risk Management Approach

02-09-2014 OSH News

Worksafe WA have produced a document on dealing with stress in the workplace .This is the first guidance they have provided on this topic and it is quite comprehensive . It has some useful references... Read more

Principals Australia On The Road

Principals Australia On The Road

01-09-2014 School Leaders News

A recent workshop saw a group of school principals and some of their students take part in a day long discussion about what makes an excellent principal. A series of these events is being conducted ... Read more

Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools

Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools

29-08-2014 B-LeGITS News

The Equal Opportunities Commission in collaboration with a range of organisations including the SSTUWA, has produced a coordinated strategy to systemically address gender and sexuality based bullying ... Read more

State Govt Must Not Cut Education Budget To Make Up Kindy Shortfall

State Govt Must Not Cut Education Budget To Make Up Kindy Shortfall

28-08-2014 State Government Funding

State Government Must Not Cut Education Budget Further To Make Up Kindy Funding ShortfallPrincipals, teachers and parents have called for the State Government to commit to not ripping more money out o... Read more

Chaplaincy Program Diverts Funds For Students With Disabilities

Chaplaincy Program Diverts Funds For Students With Disabilities

28-08-2014 Federal Gonski Funding

Abbott Government resurrects misguided chaplains program while denying students with disability the resources they need. The Abbott Government’s decision to keep funding its School Chaplaincy ... Read more

ACTU OSH Representative Survey & Teacher Burnout

ACTU OSH Representative Survey & Teacher Burnout

27-08-2014 OSH News

The summary report from this survey was presented at the ACTU OSH conference. The survey received 1,180 responses, fifty-eight percent of which came from the education and training industry; this refl... Read more

Working At School On Weekends And During Holidays

Working At School On Weekends And During Holidays

26-08-2014 OSH News

Late last year the SSTUWA advised members of the possibility that employees might not be covered by workers' compensation if they were injured at school on weekends or during holidays. This followed ... Read more

Funding Cuts Hurting WA Schools Now

Funding Cuts Hurting WA Schools Now

26-08-2014 State Government Funding

Whilst WA teachers may be the highest paid in Australia, it’s not worth a whole lot if the roof in your school is falling in. Hamilton SHS principal Donna McDonald says the pay status is significantl... Read more

Unite for Quality Education Campaign World Teachers' Day 2014

Unite for Quality Education Campaign World Teachers' Day 2014

22-08-2014 International Issues

The Education International Unite for Quality Education Campaign is coming to the end of a year of global and national actions. There will be a number of ‘culmination’ events happening over the Septem... Read more

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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

There Is Too Much At Stake To Stop Now

There Is Too Much At Stake To Stop Now

01-08-2014 Education Funding

ON Budget Night 2014 the Abbott Government chose to walk away from properly educating Australian children, and chose to entrench inequity in our school system. The government’s decision to scrap the ... Read more

State School Kids Do Better At Uni

State School Kids Do Better At Uni

22-07-2014 Curriculum and Learning

State school graduates do better at university than private school graduates with the same end-of-school tertiary entrance score. That’s the clear finding in a number of Australian studies since the 1... Read more

Class Sizes - Do They Matter?

Class Sizes - Do They Matter?

08-07-2014 Education Issues

Summary The impact of class size on student achievement and non-cognitive outcomes is one of the most contentious areas of educational debate. However the most reliable and valid research on the imp... Read more

Going Backski

Going Backski

17-06-2014 Education Funding

Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott have confirmed what many have long suspected: they run a government which feels no responsibility for government schools. There is a pattern emerging from the public ... Read more

Resource: Cool Burning - Indigenous Land Management

Resource: Cool Burning - Indigenous Land Management

21-05-2014 Book and Resource Reviews

Cool Australia would like to share with you our brand new units on Cool Burning - Indigenous land management. We are launching it in preparation for National Reconciliation week (May 25th - 31st) so t... 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

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

Nelson Mandela. The world has lost a truly great man

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

Qld unions launch Challenge against 'transparency' laws

Qld unions launch Challenge against 'transparency' laws

25-10-2013 ACTU Releases

Queensland's unions today launched their High Court challenge against the Newman Government's changes to IR laws, which they say has shut down their ability to campaign against unpopular government de... Read more

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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

Learn The Truth About The Gorgon Project

Learn The Truth About The Gorgon Project

22-07-2014 Social and Civic

You are invited to a special live discussion about Chevron's Gorgon Project. The International Transport Workers Federation and the MUA (WA Branch) invites you to a public meeting about what is happe... 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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