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.
With Simon on well-deserved Long Service Leave I’m stepping up and providing a brief update.
We have a working arrangement with leading Tasmanian law firm Ogilvie Jennings which enables members to be given discounted fees including an initial appointment on any matter at no charge and standard wills at no charge.
Simon Bailey, AEU TAFE President gives us an update on what’s been happening in the TAFE camp including the audit, a meeting with the new TasTAFE CEO and EB negotiations.