EB Campaign

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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.


Nightly News - offers accepted, workload focus of new negotiationsICYMI: Teachers, principals, TAFE teachers, support staff and school psychologists have voted to accept a short-term offer of pay rises and back pay. The government's offer included a commitment to return immediately to negotiations and the AEU's strong focus remains on workload solutions and improving conditions. Posted by Australian Education Union Tasmania on Thursday, 8 August 2019
AEU on ABC Morning RadioIn case you missed it, AEU Tasmanian Branch President Helen Richardson joined Leon Compton ABC on ABC Hobart and ABC Northern Tasmania this morning. Posted by Australian Education Union Tasmania on Thursday, 8 August 2019