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2019 Log of Claims: TAFE

12 August 2019

Whilst the workload crisis in TAFE has a range of contributing factors, the workload associated with compliance, auditing, rectification and completing associated documentation is a major factor in terms of time and stress.

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Union calls for action on Play Based Learning

12 August 2019

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) has called on the state government to secure all early childhood students’ right to access play-based learning (PBL) at WA schools. The union has today launched its Play is Learning campaign urging the government to act immediately and decisively to secure PBL practice in the early years of WA schooling.

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The Public Sector to Lead the Way on Safety and Health

31 July 2019

Premier Mark McGowan has written to all State Government Departments outlining his vision for safety and health in the public sector. A document outlining a vision for safety and health in public sector workplaces has been sent to all Government Departments.

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WA teachers seek pay rise and support as workload pressure soars

30 July 2019

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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Safe Work Australia is raising awareness of quad bike safety this National Farm Safety Week

22 July 2019

Quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces, including farms.

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Lesmurdie SHS Future Teachers Award

13 December 2018

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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WA Government admits to education cuts in public schools

4 December 2018

The State School Teachers’ Union says the WA Government has admitted it would cut its share of recurrent education funding by up to 10 per cent over the next six years, spelling disaster for WA public schools.

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Inspection program looks at workers in primary schools

19 November 2018

WorkSafe is conducting a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues with workers in WA primary schools.

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Workplaces reminded to stay safe in lead-up to festive season

30 October 2018

WorkSafe has issued a reminder to workers to stay focused on safety in the lead-up to the festive season.

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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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