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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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Union welcomes funding announcement

31 January 2024

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA has described today’s funding announcement for public schools as a very positive first step. SSTUWA president Matt Jarman said the agreement to deliver 100% of the Schooling Resource Standard for all public schools in Western Australia will be life-changing for both educators and students.

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News archive 2023

SSTUWA calls for smaller class sizes in WA public schools

14 June 2023

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) has outlined its proposal for smaller class sizes in WA public schools.

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State budget’s $93.4 million to support more Western Aussies into jobs

11 May 2023

On Thursday 11 May the McGowan government released the 2023-2024 state budget. Hon Simone McGurk's released a media statement about the state budget allocation to support more Western Aussies into jobs.

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Federal budget: full funding for central Australian public schools represents what’s possible

10 May 2023

One of the Federal Budget’s smallest commitments, $40 million to ensure every school in Central Australia is fully funded, potentially represents one of the most important steps forward for the future of Australian public schools. Australian Education Union Federal President Correna Haythorpe welcomed the commitment.

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Investment in TAFE an investment in Australia's economy

28 April 2023

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the Federal Government’s investment of $4.1 billion in the critical skills education Australia will require for our future economic prosperity and success. “TAFE plays a unique and valuable role in our nation,” said AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe.

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eNews - 27 April 2023 (Schools)

27 April 2023

Review - thank you, School Red Books available to order, Workers’ Memorial Day, Last chance to have your say on the State of Our Schools in 2023, Reinventing schools to support learning and wellbeing for all webinar and Education and training

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News archive 2022

Media Release: Response to changes to school COVID protocols

8 February 2022

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA says school principals across the state are grappling with how to implement new COVID protocols in schools after receiving very little notice the changes were coming into effect.

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School teachers need clear guidelines on managing COVID

4 February 2022

The outbreak of COVID-19 in schools has caused confusion among parents and the community, and anxiety among education staff.

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ROGS shows Morrison Government can't be trusted with public education

3 February 2022

The 2022 Report on Government Services released today by the Productivity Commission shows the extent of the Morrison Government’s failure to fairly and adequately resource public education.

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SSTUWA response to government COVID preparations

25 January 2022

The SSTUWA is pleased the state government has finally outlined its plans for the return of school next week; however the union will seek more details from the Minister regarding parts of the plan. SSTUWA president Pat Byrne said there were still some areas of concern for members.

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Labor's public schools plan a significant step forward

25 January 2022

‚ÄčThe Australian Education Union has warmly welcomed Federal Labor’s commitments to invest in education during the COVID-19 recovery, with new targeted funding for public schools.

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News archive 2021

The cap on teachers' pay simply doesn't add up any more

26 July 2021

Western Australia’s economy is handling the impacts of COVID-19 better than anyone anticipated and we’re expecting a multi-billion dollar surplus in the next budget. But at the same time that our economy is booming, education funding per child is falling and teachers’ wages are stagnant.

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Preventing violence against women through school education

7 July 2021

Challenging gender stereotypes, embedding positive role-modelling in schools and promoting gender equality are some of the ways the education system can help prevent gender-based violence, according to new reports from anti-domestic violence campaigners Our Watch.

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First Nations education experts respond to mistruths in relation to the Australian Curriculum review

7 July 2021

Today, more than 150 Indigenous education experts and practitioners who together represent 2,168.5 years of teaching experience, have issued a statement responding to mistruths in relation to the Australian Curriculum review.

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