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COVID-19 member survey results

23 April 2020

Results of the COVID-19 member survey

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Summary of SSTUWA issues in relation to Term 2 school operations

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 information and circumstances.

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Letter to the Minister - 27 March 20

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 from home, hospital standard cleans of all schools and TAFEs during the holidays, a guarantee of sufficient hygiene products for schools and TAFEs, support services for pupils learning at home, guarantees on pay and leave and realignment of classrooms to meet social distancing requirements. You can see the full letter here.

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An update for you from AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe

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 and territory governments.

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SSTUWA wants pupil free days for WA schools brought forward

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.

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President Pat Byrne: Why school students should stay at home

25 March 2020

President Pat Byrne on why school students should stay at home, published in The West Australian on 25 March 2020.

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AEU: Chaos and confusion must not continue for preschools, schools and TAFE

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) Federal President Correna Haythorpe called on all governments to have consistency with the decisions that are being made for schools, preschools and TAFE.

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AEU to meet with Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan about COVID-19 concerns

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 expressed by the AEU in a letter to the Prime Minister on Thursday 19th March, 2020.

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COVID-19: Joint letter to PM from AEU

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 COVID-19.

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COVID-19: From the Minister for Education and Training

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 significant role, with responsibility for more than 317,000 students across 818 public schools in WA.

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