27 March 2020
The AEU has won significant commitments that enhance our members’ safety and working conditions across the country following intensive lobbying and negotiations with federal, state and territory governments.
The AEU has met with Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as well as education ministers around the country, to raise the critical issues that we know are impacting on our members during COVID-19.
We acknowledge that Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s statement today on behalf of the National Cabinet, recognises several of the issues confronting the teaching profession due to the impact of COVID-19.
The statement declares:
Minister Tehan has given a commitment to continue meeting with the AEU as we work to resolve the many issues for early childhood settings, schools and TAFE.
Outstanding matters include:
We realise that these are very difficult times for everyone. Not only are we changing the way that we work, teach and learn but we are also deeply concerned about COVID-19 and its impact on our colleagues, family, friends and students.
Thank you for your commitment to public education during these difficult times
Together we are stronger.
Correna Haythorpe and Susan Hopgood
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and future - and acknowledge the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within Australia. We stand in solidarity.
Authorised by Mary Franklyn, General Secretary, State School Teachers' Union of W.A. (Inc.)
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