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9 August 2023
Earlier this year, the SSTUWA learned that following advice from the Department of Training and Workforce Development, WA TAFE colleges were not recognising pro-rata long service leave entitlements for members who started work directly after working for an interstate TAFE.
3 April 2023
The SSTUWA recently discovered that a regional TAFE college had been unlawfully demanding repayment of the initial cost of moving to the regional location from employees who resigned prior to completing two years of service.
20 February 2023
The state government has announced a one-off Temporary Regional Incentive for eligible new and existing regional TAFE lecturers in the Pilbara, Kimberley and Kalgoorlie for the 2023 academic year.
6 November 2022
To ensure members fully understand the application of the Western Australia TAFE Lecturers’ General Agreement, this month’s article will discuss clauses from part 3 – employer and employees’ duties, employment relationship and related arrangements, specifically clauses concerning modes of employment (permanent, fixed-term contract and casual) and part-time work.
1 May 2022
Keeping workloads down for members is one of our top priorities. TAFE members may have noticed instructions in their eNews lately as part of our campaign to reduce workloads and help ensure current entitlements are respected and implemented.
7 October 2021
This month’s article will be explaining Part 5 - Hours of Work of General Agreement 2019
7 October 2021
TAFE General Agreement 2021
1 May 2021
The Australian Education Union (AEU) welcomes Labor’s commitment to guarantee at least 70 per cent of all public funding for vocational education to TAFE.
1 May 2021
Colleges sometimes bulk book leave periods for lecturing staff. The Western Australian TAFE Lecturers’ General Agreement 2019 requires lecturers to apply for leave as per Part 6 – Leave of Absence and Public Holidays.

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