COVID-19 Updates Archive

1 May 2020
The State School Teachers’ Union of WA said a new survey of members found there are encouraging signs that COVID-19 precautions are being managed in schools, but some areas need…
29 April 2020
Message from the President, COVID-19 precautions survey
28 April 2020
23 April 2020
Results of the COVID-19 member survey
23 April 2020
Survey response, latest updates
20 April 2020
COVID-19 Executive resolutions, schools survey
9 April 2020
I want to acknowledge all members for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic to date. It has been an extraordinarily testing time both for members and SSTUWA staff.
9 April 2020
The SSTUWA is seeking urgent discussions around the following issues for Term 2, 2020. These positions are provided on a “without prejudice” basis, given the rapidly changing…
7 April 2020
Alternative working arrangements, online learning opportunties
2 April 2020
Alternative working arrangements, regional travel restrictions, online learning opportunities
1 April 2020
The SSTUWA has been advised by the Department of Education that the State Government under State of Emergency powers has imposed regional travel restrictions across Western…
31 March 2020
June State Council cancelled, teacher recruitment, Teachers' Health
30 March 2020
Travel restrictions, device data warning, jobs advertised, State Council recall elections and online learning opportunities with the ETC.
30 March 2020
Thank you to delegates who were able to participate in the two teleconferences with the Department of Training and Workforce Development, and informally, to push the Government to…
27 March 2020
The SSTUWA has written to the Minister for Education raising a number of issues including calling for pupil free days to start next week, high risk employees to be allowed to work…
27 March 2020
TAFE issues raised
27 March 2020
The AEU has won significant commitments that enhance our members’ safety and working conditions across the country following intensive lobbying and negotiations with federal, state…
26 March 2020
The State School Teachers’ Union of WA said while it welcomed the State Government’s decision to introduce pupil free days in WA schools, they should be implemented earlier.
25 March 2020
President Pat Byrne on why school students should stay at home, published in The West Australian on 25 March 2020.
24 March 2020
Dear Member, This has been a most tumultuous and distressing time. COVID-19 has presented the entire community a challenge it has not faced in our lifetimes. Educators have been…
23 March 2020
The SSTUWA believes Western Australia should take decisive action to protect TAFE lecturers and either introduce student free days until school holidays begin, or bring forward…
23 March 2020
Last night’s statement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison has caused major confusion for principals, teachers, education support staff and parents. Australian Education Union (AEU)…
23 March 2020
The SSTUWA believes Western Australia should take decisive action to protect teachers and other school and TAFE staff and either introduce pupil free days until school holidays…
20 March 2020
Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan will meet with the leadership of the Australian Education Union (AEU) on Tuesday 24th March 2020. The meeting is agreed following the concerns…
19 March 2020
AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe and heads of the Australian Education Union branches nation-wide have signed a joint letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison regarding…
19 March 2020
COVID-19 concerns raised with National Cabinet. The SSTUWA has through the Australian Education Union written to the Prime Minister raising a number of issues around keeping…
18 March 2020
From the Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery: We are in extraordinary and challenging times and things are changing rapidly. As teachers and school staff, you play a…
18 March 2020
The State School Teachers' Union of Western Australia has called for the release of detailed medical advice behind the decision to keep schools and TAFEs open for the time-being.
16 March 2020
COVID-19: The SSTUWA is liaising closely with government on issues related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), including attending briefings to raise member concerns.
11 March 2020
6 March 2020
ACTU advice on Coronavirus
6 March 2020