AEU Media Releases

Teachers take their message direct to Premier

Tasmanian teachers are taking their message direct to the Premier and other Liberal MPs by making calls to their offices asking them to listen to educator concerns and find solutions before the beginning of Term II. “Will Hodgman has refused for two weeks to even talk...

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Teachers reject plan to make them lowest paid

Teachers have again rejected the Government’s political plan to relegate them to lowest paid in the country and a plan that fails to address key issues such as large class sizes and lack of in-class support, the AEU said today. “The offer which has been rejected by...

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Premier gives teachers a lesson in contempt

Premier Will Hodgman delivered teachers a lesson in contempt and disrespect when his government announced schools closures half an hour before a meeting scheduled that could have averted action, the AEU said today. The Hodgman Government then compounded the disrespect...

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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...

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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...

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Teachers reject Premier’s offer – it fails our students

Teachers and principals have voted overwhelmingly to continue their campaign for respect for educators and a better deal for students, the AEU said today. Premier Will Hodgman has failed to adequately address key concerns of educators like more in-class support for...

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Excessive workload taking its toll on school teachers

Workload and excessive out-of-hours work are a key cause of low morale amongst public school teachers in Australia, with nearly 92 per cent of teachers expressing concern that they do not have enough time outside of classes for lesson planning, marking, report writing...

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TAFE must be at the heart of Labor’s review

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has welcomed the release of the terms of reference of Labor’s National Inquiry into Post-secondary Education in Australia, saying Australia’s TAFE system has suffered greatly under the Morrison government’s drive to privatise...

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