Premier jumps to school closures ahead of resolving dispute

The Hodgman Liberal Government is set to announce school closures ahead of a meeting that could prevent them, with the AEU putting a resolution on the table. “It is typical of the disrespect for parents and educators from Will Hodgman that he plans to announce school...

Premier must explain why he’s closing schools – again

Premier Will Hodgman must explain to students and parents why teachers, support staff and educational leaders in schools and TAFE are forced to walk off the job next week to secure immediate fixes for workload and fair pay, the AEU said today. AEU teachers, support...

TAFE member win!

A Tas TAFE member has had a fantastic salary win working with their union. The member had contacted the AEU in the last few months of 2018 with concerns about the salary scale allocated to their position. They believed their salary was not commensurate with their...

TAFE crisis deepens as latest electro teacher quits 6 days into role

Following their media release of 28th of February drawing attention to the chaos in Tasmania’s TAFE, the Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union and Australian Education Union says that yet another teacher has quit their Electrical TAFE position after just...

TasTAFE member reinstated

A member has their job back after their dismissal was found to be unfair and disproportionate. The AEU successfully appealed the decision of Ms Jenny Dodd, CEO of TasTAFE, to terminate the employment of a TasTAFE member in the Tasmanian Industrial Commission. The...

National TAFE Day – 19 June

National TAFE Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of our national TAFE system, and it provides a chance for us to remind politicians about the precarious state that the TAFE system is currently in across the country as a result of reforms, budget cuts, and the activities of private for-profit providers. The day provides us with the opportunity to highlight how important a guaranteed minimum of 70% of vocational education funding is to TAFE.