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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

Why state schools need 500 more teachers over four years

28 January 2021

The chaos and uncertainty caused by COVID-19 last year sharply brought into focus several areas of need in the Western Australian public education system.

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SSTUWA calls for increased commitment to public education ahead of election

28 January 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA has called for an increased commitment to public education in the lead up to the state election, including employing 500 extra teachers over four years.

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Celebrating 50 years of Western Teacher

28 January 2021

The first issue of the union’s flagship publication was published on 15 October 1971.

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