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Prioritising you on World Teachers' Day

28 October 2021

Take a Break and reclaim the staffroom. This World Teachers’ Day the SSTUWA will be promoting public educator well-being amongst its members. Attend the staffroom during lunchtime on Friday 29 October We are asking all members to attend the staffroom and to encourage their colleagues to do the same this World Teachers’ Day, Friday 29 October. Reclaim the staffroom for teacher use to take a breather and connect with your colleagues as we put the spotlight on teacher well-being and the need for a proper break on World Teachers’ Day and beyond.

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Rebuild early childhood workforce through TAFE

14 October 2021

The release today of the Shaping Our Future; A ten-year strategy to ensure a sustainable, high-quality children’s education and care workforce 2022–2031 highlights the critical need for greater investment in TAFE.

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SSTUWA position on COVID-19 vaccinations

12 October 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA supports the position of the ACTU on vaccinations. Vaccinations are widely supported by the union movement as being the best way to avoid ongoing serious health, economic and social disruption from COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Australian children at risk of being left behind on early learning

17 September 2021

​Children are at risk of being left behind, the Australian Education Union warned, as new OECD data shows Australia’s poor performance on early learning.

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Education ministers must prioritise school COVID-19 recovery planning: AEU

3 September 2021

The AEU is calling on education ministers to urgently develop a national plan for school COVID-19 recovery as a priority agenda item for the education ministers meeting today.

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AEU rejects any expansion of school chaplains

2 September 2021

The Australian Education Union would fiercely reject any expansion of the school chaplaincy program, Federal President Correna Haythorpe has warned.

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News archive 2020

The Public Good Campaign Launch

UnionsWA, in collaboration with key public sector unions in WA and community supporters has today launched a new “The Public Good” campaign. It will have a major focus on promoting the important role of public services and the public sector workforce leading up to and beyond the 2021 WA state election.

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TAFE funding boost must be at heart of post-COVID-19 VET response

Restoration of the billions of dollars of funding cut from TAFE over the past decade must be at the heart of any Commonwealth response to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector post-COVID-19.

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Protect education for the common good

Education is both an individual and collective right. It gives every person an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for a meaningful life. It is also a nation’s most precious tool to achieve economic growth, social progress and democratic development.

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IDAHOBIT Day

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) falls on 17 May. IDAHOBIT was started in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination and harassment experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics (LGBTIQ).

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Media release: Encouraging signs but safety concerns remain in schools

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 attention before student numbers increase.

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