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Workplace arrangements during COVID restrictions

26 April 2021

The following advice came from the government on the lifting of the three-day lockdown and the regulations that are in place from 12.01 Tuesday morning 27 April.

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Western Teacher - March 2021

26 March 2021

In this edition of Western Teacher read about building on the key wins secured for SSTUWA members following the March State Election; the banning of NAPLAN performance results publishing; proposed laws that could mandate classroom lesson content and more.

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YouGov poll: 83% say school funding should be a priority

23 March 2021

‘Every school. Every child.’ public school funding campaign launches today

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Government funding increases are grossly unfair - they favour the most advantaged over the most disadvantaged

15 March 2021

Government funding for private schools increased by six times that for public schools since 2009-10 according to new research by Save Our Schools. SOS National Convenor, Trevor Cobbold, said the heavy bias against public schools is grossly unfair.

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Choose to Challenge in 2021

5 March 2021

International Women's Day is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

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SSTUWA opposes Year 1 phonics testing

26 February 2021

Children in our public school system struggle with literacy for a range of reasons – anxiety, hunger, mental health concerns, neglect – any of these factors can affect a child’s capacity to learn. The task of identifying and managing the causes of learning difficulties can be complex, something which the proposal to introduce a phonics test in Year 1 fails to recognise.

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ME becomes WE - ME Bank accepts BOQ offer

22 February 2021

ME Bank’s shareholders have unanimously agreed to accept a $1.325 billion all-cash offer from BOQ, one of Australia’s leading regional banks. The ME brand, people, operations, and Melbourne-based presence will be retained, reflecting BOQ’s multi-brand strategy and the commitment of both banks to retain their common customer-centric ethos and values.

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Western Teacher - State Election edition

19 February 2021

Find out how to lock in the best outcomes for public education through your vote at the 13 March state election. Read the party platforms, our reaction and more.

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Federal government must ‘Rebuild with TAFE’ to create a positive future for all

17 February 2021

The Australian Education Union (AEU) is calling on governments across the country to make TAFE their first priority as Australia looks to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle the country’s skills crisis.

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SSTUWA welcomes spending, renews calls for additional teaching staff

16 February 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has welcomed the McGowan Government’s $355 million investment in infrastructure at WA schools, but highlighted that the need for additional teaching staff still remains.

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News archive 2020

Moving into GROH housing

I have secured Government Regional Officer Housing (GROH). What do I need to do now?

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State Election 2021: The position of the SSTUWA

Every state election presents an opportunity for the SSTUWA to influence the public education agenda for the benefit of our members working in public schools across the state. It is also an opportunity to generate positive change for public school students, staff and the sector generally.

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Expert webinar series - school funding inequality

Join experts live to discuss the inequality in Australia's public education funding system, what it means for teachers, parents, students and Australia, and get your questions answered.

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SSTUWA response to state budget

The State School Teachers’ Union said today’s state budget contained some very welcome announcements, but more needed to be done for the state school system.

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Schools funding welcomed

The State School Teachers' Union of Western Australia has welcomed the McGowan Government’s massive investment in school and TAFE infrastructure as a recognition of the crucial role education will play in rebuilding Western Australia’s economy.

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