EB Campaign

Respect • Recruit • Retain

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.

 * ACER – A Study of Work Practices in Tasmanian Government Schools 2017.

Stop Work Meetings

We are strong in union. Enjoy a wonderful collage of photos from all corners of the state from our historic Quality Education stop work actions. The backing track is thanks to Peterhicksfolksinger and the union choir – it’s bound to be up for an ARIA next year! #politas

Posted by Australian Education Union Tasmania on Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Materials for Monday 4th February Workplace Meetings

Industrial Action Materials


Workload Campaign Materials


Quality Education Campaign


Tasmanians need a pay rise

We want Premier Will Hodgman to scrap the unfair 2% wages cap on Tasmanians who deliver the public services we all need, like health professionals, teachers, rangers and nurses. His arbitrary cap is holding down pay rises for all Tasmanians who work.