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2018 Work Safety Awards WA nominations

14 June 2018

​OSH Representatives, schools and colleges can submit a nomination to the 2018 Work Safety Awards WA

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WA pay decision disappointing

14 June 2018

​UnionsWA has today commented on the decision by WA Industrial Relations Commission in the State Wage Case

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Sunday & Holiday Pay Cut To Get Worse

11 June 2018

UnionsWA has today commented on the looming penalty rate pay cut for Sunday and public holiday work by those in the fast food, retail, hospitality and pharmacy sectors.

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Schools General Agreement 2017 endorsed by members

5 June 2018

Schools’ members have voted to accept the offer from the Department of Education for a replacement General Agreement. Of the members voting, 87 per cent supported the proposed agreement. The SSTUWA has therefore formally accepted the Agreement-in-Principle and an application to register a replacement agreement has been lodged with the WAIRC. Once this agreement is registered, the $1000 per annum salary increase (pro rata for relief and casuals) will be paid, backdated to 6 December 2017.

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KOWS training being conducted by DoE, the SSTUWA and the Police

31 May 2018

KOWS training being conducted by DoE, the SSTUWA and the Police

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WA teachers face axe as cuts deepen across education sector

14 December 2017

SSTUWA President Pat Byrne said the State Government has today broken a recent commitment to quarantine teachers and school-based staff from budget cuts.

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New NAPLAN numbers show Turnbull Government’s failure to address school funding inequity

13 December 2017

​NAPLAN data released today adds to the growing body of evidence showing ongoing inequity is denying students from disadvantaged backgrounds the means to reach their full potential.

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NAPLAN Data Shows Continuing Large Achievement Gaps Between Advantaged and Disadvantaged Students

13 December 2017

New NAPLAN results for 2017 show continuing large achievement gaps between disadvantaged students and those from highly educated families. The gaps have increased between students from highly and lowly educated families since 2008, but have narrowed between high education status students and Indigenous students.

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New report shows TAFE in crisis

13 December 2017

​The Australian Education Union says new data released today shows that while university funding is growing, TAFEs are being defunded by both state and federal governments.

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New data shows students at under-resourced schools missing out

6 December 2017

The Australian Education Union says international data just released proves all Australian schools must be resourced properly, based on student need.

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