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AEU statement on Jobs and Skills Australia

28 July 2022

‚ÄčThe Australian Education Union has welcomed the swift action taken by the Albanese Government for the interim establishment of Jobs and Skills Australia as a statutory body to tackle Australia’s skills shortage.

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Schools review must consider funding: AEU

11 July 2022

The Australian Education Union is urging the federal government to ensure school funding is a key consideration of the review of the National Schools Reform Agreement (NSRA).

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Long service leave and casual employees

29 June 2022

Last month, government agencies started making payments to some casual and former casual employees representing historical long service leave entitlements. This article will discuss the background to these payments, issues that might arise and what members can do to get further advice and help in resolving any problems.

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AEU welcomes reform of chaplaincy program

17 June 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the Federal Government’s proposal to open the National Chaplaincy Program to professionally qualified student welfare officers but much more must be done to support students who need extra help at school.

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A public education agenda for the new education minister

1 June 2022

Save Our Schools today presented a public education agenda for the new Minister for Education, Jason Clare.

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AEU welcomes new education ministers

1 June 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed Jason Clare as the new Federal Education Minister, Brendan O’Connor to the skills and training portfolio and Anne Aly as Early Childhood Education Minister.

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News archive 2021

Removal of fixed wages cap a good start

17 December 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA has acknowledged the state government’s removal of its fixed $1,000 wages cap in the Mid-Year Economic Review. The move comes after intense lobbying by the union movement.

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NAPLAN ineffective and outdated: Public school teachers and principals

15 December 2021

Public school principals and teachers continue to see NAPLAN as ineffective and outdated, according to a new survey conducted by the Australian Education Union.

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Sticking up for better wages and conditions

3 December 2021

SSTUWA members enthusiastically participated in the Give the Cap the Boot sticker day in October to increase awareness of the union’s General Agreement 2021 negotiations and the Give the Cap the Boot campaign.

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Empower students with disability by investing in their education

3 December 2021

New data from the Australian Education Union shows that public schools do not have the resources required to meet the needs of students with disability.

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SSTUWA ramps up campaign against wages cap

1 December 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA is ramping up its campaign against the State Government’s public sector wages cap, as the current teacher shortage threatens to worsen.

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