EB Campaign

Respect • Recruit • Retain
EB 2019

Campaign for Quality Education

Teachers, principals and support staff believe there is nothing more important than a quality education for all Tasmanians.

Due to excessive workloads, almost half of teachers* say they can’t meet the individual learning needs of students. Educator burnout is high and we’re losing the best and brightest from the profession.

That’s why we’re calling on the Liberal State Government to value educators by negotiating manageable workloads that put the learning needs of students first.

Tasmanian teachers are the lowest paid in Australia. Support Staff earn on average $25,000 a year and some rely on Centrelink payments to make ends meet.

It’s time the Tasmanian Government respected educators.


Tasmanian AEU Teacher tells it how it isNic, a primary school teacher of seven years, tells a huge crowd his powerful story. This is why teachers are taking action. Posted by Australian Education Union Tasmania on Thursday, 4 April 2019
Thank you Tassie parents - united for quality educationParents and teachers are united for Tasmanian students who need more in-class support, smaller class sizes and time with their teachers. Teachers' work conditions are learning conditions for students. Parents know how much educators give to their work and their students and that we won't continue to attract and retain the best teachers if they are the lowest paid in the country. Thank you to all those who are supporting teachers and a quality education for their kids. Posted by Australian Education Union Tasmania on Thursday, 4 April 2019