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eNews - 6 November 2019

Union busting bill, Committee elections, Education and Training

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Proposed mobile phone ban

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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2019 General Agreement update

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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WA teachers seek pay rise and support as workload pressure soars

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) is seeking membership support for a new EBA claim as workload pressure drives teachers out of the profession and stops them applying for leadership positions.

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Pay decision not enough for living costs

UnionsWA has today commented on the decision by WA Industrial Relations Commission in the State Wage Case, which sets wages for around three hundred thousand working West Australians on the WA Minimum Wage and reliant State awards including many trainees and apprentices.

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Media release - 1 May 2019 - Hundreds of WA public schools displayed in fight against funding cuts

Public school educators are highlighting the importance of reversing the Morrison Government’s $501 million in public school funding cuts in Western Australia. Hundreds of West Australian ‘public schools’ were planted in a spectacular display as part of the Fair Funding Now! campaign to win fair funding for public schools.

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Mentally Healthy Workplaces Online Hub

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, DMIRS, (incorporates Worksafe) is developing a mentally healthy workplaces online hub with resources for both workers and management.

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New data: working West Australians need pay rise

This shows that average hourly total cash earnings for WA’s full-time non-managerial workers rose only 3.2% between 2016 and 2018, while nationally it increased 6%.

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Lesmurdie SHS Future Teachers Award

We were pleased to hear from member Linda Valdrighi, Visual Arts/Photography teacher from Lesmurdie Senior High School about this year’s recipient of the Lesmurdie Future Teacher’s Award

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Union calls for Fair Funding for Public Schools

‚ÄčThe State School Teachers’ Union of WA says a Liberal-National Government capital grant fund only offered to private schools to upgrade school facilities is unfair and not needs-based.

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