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Public Sector Alliance petition

16 June 2021

Public Sector Alliance petition

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Investment in modern classrooms would lift student performance, new report shows

14 June 2021

A new report shows investment in public school capital works would help lift student performance and could generate over $5 billion every year in economic stimulus due to increased employment and improved student outcomes.

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​New Alliance for fair public sector pay

9 June 2021

Western Australian public sector unions have formed a new alliance comprising public school teachers and support staff, health workers, prison officers, firefighters, engineers, community service workers and those in our rail system, among others. It will work to reform the WA Government’s wage fixing policy. WA State Wages Policy imposes a cap to increases meaning a decline in real terms for six years for the vast majority of those we rely on to deliver essential health, education, community safety and other services.

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Education workers need priority access to COVID-19 vaccination: AEU

7 June 2021

The Australian Education Union is calling on the federal government to make the education workforce a priority for COVID-19 vaccination.

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Fix deep funding inequity for public schools: Parents, teachers and community representatives

27 May 2021

Today on Public Education Day, 24 organisations representing millions of Australian parents, teachers and community members have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to fix the deep inequity in public school funding.

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Western Teacher - May 2021

21 May 2021

In this edition of Western Teacher read about the new Every School. Every Child. funding campaign, how public education can combat domestic violence, best practice in early childhood education, National Reconciliation Week and more.

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News archive 2020

President Pat Byrne: Why school students should stay at home

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

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

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

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

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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