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Work safety must improve

10 September 2018

​Following the recent close of submissions by the WA Government on changes work health and safety laws in WA. UnionsWA has called for a major overhaul of our outdated laws.

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Exclusive offer for leader members - Workers’ Compensation Top Up

3 September 2018

The SSTUWA has secured exclusive coverage for leader members that sees Workers’ Compensation payments for physical injuries topped up.

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Union calls for Fair Funding for Public Schools

3 September 2018

​The 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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Morrison Government must put public schools first

28 August 2018

New Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan will have absolutely no positive impact in his portfolio if he persists with the Morrison Government’s policy of cutting billions of dollars from federal public school funding.

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‘Fatally flawed’ online data means NAPLAN is worthless

27 August 2018

A report declaring that data from the 2018 NAPLAN is essentially useless means that new Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan must heed the calls for a comprehensive review of NAPLAN and My School.

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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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