News

NAPLAN must go

25 February 2020

The national report into the debacle behind the 2019 NAPLAN online testing regime has shown that after a decade of NAPLAN it is time for it to go, and be replaced by an assessment mechanism that puts teaching and learning at its heart.

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UnionsWA International Women's Day Rally

18 February 2020

‚ÄčTo mark International Women's Day, UnionsWA is holding a rally on Friday 6 of March from 5:15pm.

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ACTU - Superannuation must increase to 15% and women need a better deal

4 February 2020

Women need more super to achieve a dignified and independent retirement. The Superannuation Guarantee for women must increase to 15% at an accelerated rate.

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ACTU - Actions to minimise the health effects of bushfire smoke haze

23 January 2020

Bushfire smoke contains a mixture of gases and very fine particles that can be hazardous to health. Those most at risk are firefighters and outdoor workers.

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Rainbow Knowledge research project

22 January 2020

The Rainbow Knowledge research project aims to understand and promote the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people, and work with local services to help them understand your needs.

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Bushfire relief: How you can help those in need

7 January 2020

Australia is reeling as firefighters battle relentless blazes around the nation. Here’s how to help those affected by the devastation.

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Cyclone contingency plans should be in place

7 January 2020

With the season’s first cyclone having formed off the North-West coast, businesses throughout the State have been reminded to ensure that contingency plans have been established and are in operation.

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ACTU ‚Äčstatement on ongoing bushfire crisis

7 January 2020

“Australian workers know the value of standing together, and this is more important than ever during this time of national crisis.

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eNews - 6 November 2019

6 November 2019

Union busting bill, Committee elections, Education and Training

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Make sure that no development funds, and no Australian money, funds asbestos products

4 November 2019

Australians understand the toxic legacy of asbestos and we can take a leading role in standing up for sustainable and healthy development.

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Overseas students in state system

30 October 2019

While international fee paying students may well already be paying for places in WA public schools, this announcement simply exacerbates what is already an undermining of public education in WA.

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Proposed mobile phone ban

30 October 2019

The State School Teachers Union is seeking assurances schools will be properly resourced to enforce the State Government’s ban on students using mobile devices in schools.

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TAFE must be front and centre of Labor’s skills focus

30 October 2019

Labor’s continued commitment to address Australia’s skills crisis and strengthen the -vocational education and training sector is welcome news to a sector currently suffering from huge budget cuts and lack of investment from the Morrison Government.

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2019 General Agreement update

28 October 2019

The SSTUWA has had six meetings with Department of Education representatives to commence formal negotiations for a replacement General Agreement. The current Agreement expires on 5 December 2019.

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Take the time to say ‘thank you’ to a teacher today

25 October 2019

Today is World Teachers’ Day in Australia - an ideal opportunity to recognise and acknowledge the immense contribution that teachers make to students, families, schools and communities around Australia.

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PM’s $1.2bn private school slush fund leaves public schools in the cold

25 October 2019

The Morrison Government’s admission yesterday that Australia’s richest private schools can access additional funding from the $1.2 billion Choice and Affordability Fund while public schools cannot is yet further proof of their blatant disregard for public schools and preference for private schools.

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Morrison Government incompetence hurting TAFE, jobs, economy

24 October 2019

The Federal Coalition government’s failure to spend almost $1 billion budgeted for TAFE and training programs over the past five years, despite the skills shortage gripping the Australian economy, is more evidence of its plan to deliberately starve the TAFE sector into oblivion.

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SSTUWA welcomes cheaper TAFE fees but warns not enough

14 October 2019

The State School Teachers’ Union (SSTUWA) has welcomed the McGowan Government’s reduction in TAFE fees but has warned more needs to be done.

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