New Educators News

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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%.

read more

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

read more

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.

read more

Union calls for more services to deal with violence

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) has offered their support to the members who were assaulted at Busselton Senior High School in two separate incidents yesterday.

read more

Cuts must end: Funding has to increase to deliver on review recommendations

The State School Teachers' Union of WA (SSTUWA) warns recommendations made by the Through Growth to Achievement Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools are not achievable due to the State Government’s recent cuts to education and said any more cuts in next week’s State Budget would be unacceptable to the community.

read more

Birmingham’s new announcement to slash teacher registration standards an outrage

Today’s announcement by Education Minister Simon Birmingham to undermine teacher registration and encourage people from other professions to move into a teaching role, is yet another move to by the Federal Government which implemented will have broad ramifications for teaching and education in our schools

read more