There are over 300 schools located outside of the Perth metropolitan area. These schools range from large senior high schools in large regional centres to small remote community schools. In a state as vast and changing as Western Australia, the issues confronting country teachers and students are also wide and many.
The Country Matters Working Party was formed within the SSTUWA structure in the late 1990’s with the aim to improve the working and living conditions of country teachers. The work of the committee helped the union achieve the introduction of the Difficult to Staff allowance, which is now called the Country Teaching Program and the integration of Remote Teaching Service conditions into Agreements.
The CMWP is made up of country district rank and file members that ensure continued country and rural influence in Agreements and the Educational Agenda.
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