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SSTUWA welcomes cheaper TAFE fees but warns not enough

14 October 2019

The State School Teachers’ Union (SSTUWA) has welcomed the McGowan Government’s reduction in TAFE fees but has warned more needs to be done.

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Warning to guard against heat stress at work

9 October 2019

​WorkSafe has issued a warning to guard against the effects of extreme temperatures in work environments following a forecast of above-average temperatures this summer.

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National Worksafe Month

3 October 2019

​It’s here, National Safe Work Month 2019. We encourage you to promote the importance of ensuring health at safety at your workplace.

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SSTUWA calls for State Government to share the wealth

27 September 2019

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) is calling on the state government to share its new economic gains to lower TAFE fees, scrap the wage policy and increase the number of teachers and lecturers in public schools and TAFE.

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Feedback wanted for WA's new Work Health and Safety regulations

29 August 2019

Public consultation commences for McGowan Government's Work Health and Safety regulations that will support the proposed Work Health and Safety Bill. Information sessions will be held throughout September

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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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