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SSTUWA Ballot Closes

4 July 2024

The ballot for the Agreement in Principle 2023 (Schools) closed at 4pm on Thursday 4 July.

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Survey shows majority of TAFE teachers could quit

21 June 2024

TAFE teachers have begun taking industrial action, with bans on entering student results, answering internal emails and attending meetings.

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AEU: Education ministers must deliver full funding of public schools

30 April 2024

Education Ministers meeting in Perth today must make real progress on public school funding with new research revealing the urgent need for the additional investment to lift results and combat debilitating teacher shortages and declining student and teacher wellbeing.

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Teachers directed to stop work if agreement isn’t reached

22 March 2024

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA has advised its members to stop work for half a day on 23 April if a new enterprise agreement isn’t reached before then.

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AEU: $30 billion capital divide in Australian schools revealed in new report

23 February 2024

Five private schools spent more on lavish new facilities in 2021 than governments spent on over half the public schools in the nation, according to a new report which reveals the full extent of the $30 billion capital divide in Australian schools.

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News archive 2023

Preserving long service leave following resignation

13 December 2023

If you are intending to resign from your current position, it is important to know the minimum requirement for preserving your accruing long service leave.

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Education Ministers must push for equality in public school funding

12 December 2023

The State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia said the education of students at WA public schools would be affected unless the Federal Government agreed to lift its funding at a meeting of education ministers in Sydney today.

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Expert panel says full funding of public schools is urgent and critical

11 December 2023

An independent expert education panel has made clear to governments the full funding of public schools is “urgent and critical” and a precondition for improving results, equity and student wellbeing.

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PISA results show need for full funding

6 December 2023

PISA results show the need for full funding to combat shortages and achievement gaps

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F for fail on disruptive classrooms report

1 December 2023

The Australian Education Union says the interim report of the Senate Inquiry into increasing disruption in Australian school classrooms has failed to capture and address the complex issues that impact on teaching and learning in schools.

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News archive 2022

AEU: Statement on public education funding

16 December 2022

Every child has the right to a high quality education, delivered by qualified and professional teachers in their local neighbourhood. It is Australia’s public education system and its dedicated workforce that upholds this right.

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SSTUWA welcomes announcement of new education portfolios

14 December 2022

The State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has welcomed the announcement of a new Education Minister in today’s cabinet reshuffle, with the division into separate ministerial portfolios of early childhood education and training suggesting the state government is giving education a higher priority.

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Desperate measures not the answer to teacher shortages

12 December 2022

he State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has rejected the state government’s desperate plans to fix the state’s teacher shortage, saying they will not address the underlying issues in the public education system.

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ACTU calls for release of Cambodian unionist Sithar Chhim

1 December 2022

President of the Cambodian hospitality union (LRSU) representing workers at the Naga World Casino Hotel was arrested in Phnom Penh airport and jailed on 26 November while returning from International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Congress in Melbourne.

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President's address to November State Council Conference

11 November 2022

We are at the end of yet another year which brought far more turmoil than we could have ever expected. We thought that we’d seen the worst of COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021 and that we were pretty well prepared - vaccinations mostly done – for the beginning of the year.

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News archive 2021

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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Put children first and properly resource education in the regions

3 February 2021

As students, teachers, school leaders and other staff head back to regional and remote schools across the State, there are several issues which will follow them into the new school year.

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