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"Shield of the Crown": Advice to Principals

AEU ACT Industrial Officer, Garrett Purtill, explains that principals cannot be held liable beyond their normal Duty of Care.

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Five Things New Educators Need to Know

AEU ACT Organiser, Jacqui Agius, outlines some important rights all New Educators should know about.

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Term 1 Educator Out Now

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EA Negotiations - The State of Play; Guess who's coming to dinner?; But Don't Teachers Work 9am to 3pm?; Coping With Extreme Temperatures In Your Classroom And More!

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If the Government believes in PLCS, it needs to resource them

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ACT Branch Secretary, Glenn Fowler says: "The best way of improving our students’ outcomes and confronting excessive workload is to make our profession more collaborative."

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EA Negotiations: The State of Play

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We review the Education & Training Directorate’s progress in response to our log of claims for a new ETD Teacher Enterprise Agreement.

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'But don't teachers work 9am to 3pm?'

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Primary School teacher, Sally Baker, got so fed up with non-teachers underestimating the hours involved in our job, she put down on paper everything we do outside of the classroom.

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Who is David Gillespie?

Author of Free Schools, David Gillespie is scheduled to speak at All-Colleges Day. AEU ACT Research Officer, Tom Greenwell, looks at some good, bad and very unfortunate aspects of his book.

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The New CIT Agreement

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AEU ACT Industrial Officer, Garrett Purtill, explains some important features of the new Enterprise Agreement for CIT teachers.

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IPA Report Riddled With Errors

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A report released by right-wing think-tank, the Institute for Public Affairs, attacking the role of enterprise agreements in defining salaries and conditions, is riddled with factual errors and superficial argument.  

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For Making A Difference in 2014, Thank you!

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Together we have been hugely successful this year in improving our working lives and enhancing the educational opportunities of our students. That’s because of your commitment, involvement and energy.

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2015 Dinner - Save the date!

The 2015 Public Education Dinner will be on Friday May 29.

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Sorry! We Made a Mistake on the 2015 Planner

Our apologies - December 11 is missing from the 2015 Planner.

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Advice on the Transfer Round

Here's our advice if you're in the 2014 Transfer Round and have received a letter from ETD stating that you have not yet been placed in a new school.

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Permanency for School Assistants

Therese explains how School Assistants can win a permanent position.

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Workload Impacting on Principal Health and Wellbeing

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Report finds principals working 56 - 66 hour weeks and it's impacting on family life.

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AEU ACT Supports Global Day of Divestment

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Glenn speaks at Australian launch

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A Plan to Protect TAFE

NSW Labor has announced a plan to protect TAFE that should be emulated by other States.

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FAQs on the New CIT Agreement

AEU ACT Industrial Officer, Garrett Purtill, explains some new features in the new Enterprise Agreement for CIT teachers.

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Position Vacant: Industrial Support Officer

Update, December 10: Applications have now closed and the successful applicant will be announced shortly.

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Report-back from November 22 Council

Update on EA negotiations; extreme temperatures; MTeach; School Chaplaincy program; Anna Stewart report and more...

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MTeach: Council Report & Resolution

AEU ACT Vice-President, Roger Amey, reported on issues in relation to MTeach and Council passed a series of resolutions demanding these issues are comprehensively addressed.

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Council Resolution on School Chaplaincy Program

At its November 22 meeting, AEU ACT Branch Council considered the ACT Government's response to the Abbott Government decision to continue the chaplaincy program while taking away the option for schools to choose a secular welfare officer.

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Glenn & Lana Re-elected!

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The AEC has declared that Glenn Fowler (Branch Secretary) and Lana Read (Branch President) have both been elected unopposed to serve in 2015/16.

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Anna Stewart - An Inspiration to Women Unionists

2014 Anna Stewart Officer, Heather Page, explains who Anna Stewart was and why she remains a source of inspiration

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TQI Drop-in Sessions

TQI are providing drop-in sessions to provide advice on recording professional learning.

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Happy World Teachers Day!

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Australia is celebrating World Teachers’ Day today. To mark the day, we spoke to Canberra teachers about students who inspire them.

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October 25 Council Report-back

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A packed meeting deliberated on ETD's initial EA offer before sharing in a great annual conference.

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Branch Council Rejects Offer

On Saturday 25th October 2014 the AEU ACT Branch Council unanimously rejected the offer made by the government. Read more to find out why.

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Issues in the Recruitment Round

We are currently gathering information so we can raise members' concerns with the Directorate.

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ACER Report Reveals ACT Teachers Working 50 Hour Weeks

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Teacher workload has increased across the country and ACT teachers are working even longer than their interstate colleagues, the Staff in Australia’s Schools (SiAS) Report has revealed.

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AEU Budget Submission Calls on Government to Fund Professional Learning Communities

The AEU ACT Budget Submission calls on the ACT Government to adequately resource professional learning communities; and to honour its commitment to deliver $70 million of improvements to school infrastructure.

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Donnelly’s Curriculum Review A Pointless Distraction

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The ill-timed curriculum review has little to offer but distraction from the task of helping students achieve.

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2014 Women's Conference Informs and Inspires

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Margaret Gummow, Tabatha Kellett & Katherine Bell attended the 2014 AEU Federal Women's Conference in Melbourne. Tabatha reports back.

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ACT Teachers Work Longer Hours Than OECD Average

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No wonder ACT teachers are concerned about workload - Australian teachers are working considerably longer face-to-face hours than the OECD average.

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New ACT Educator Out Now

Our teacher workload survey; professional collaboration at Richardson Primary; meeting every student's needs at Lanyon High; student leadership at Hawker College; Margaret Clark on NAPLAN, thank you 30 year members, honest history, Greg Combet and more.

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World Teachers' Day 2014

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On October 5, global celebrations will mark World Teachers' Day.

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Actually, Minister, We Do Need To Talk About Workload

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This powerful letter was sent to Minister Burch by an AEU member on September 20 in response to the Minister's public remarks dismissing our concerns about unsustainable workload levels.

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Open Letter on Early Intervention Services

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Minister Burch is coming under increasing pressure to take a more considered approach to ongoing provision of Early Intervention Services.

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Come to campaign school!

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You're invited to join Andy Jennings at the AEU ACT Local Campaign Skills Course on October 16 & 17.

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Minister Quizzed About Teacher Workload

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Minister Burch has been subjected to sustained questioning about the increasing workload faced by ACT teachers.

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Report-back from September 6 Council

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Council heard AEU Federal President, Angelo Gavrielatos, as well as a report on the status of negotiations for the new teacher EA.

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1000 teachers say 'we need more time'!

The results of our workload survey are in and the conclusions are clear. We need more time to focus on the things that make a difference for our students.

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Three Vacancies on Branch Executive

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Update: nominations have now closed. Congratulations to two new members of Executive: Julie Sherd and Anne Brown. The Preschool Alternate Representative position remains vacant and will be re-advertised shortly.

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The Bill Book Program

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The Bill Book program is an exciting opportunity for an AEU member to spend a week in the AEU ACT office in Barton.

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Competition Agenda Failing

PISA data shows more competition between schools has failed to improve student results but has increased social segregation.

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New AEU-CIT Agreement Endorsed

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At the counting of the CIT EBA ballot on Friday 29 August, there were 194 Yes votes to 13 No votes.

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Australians unite for better government

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40,000 rally against attacks on education, health and refugees.

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Nominations Open for Arthur Hamilton Award

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Nominations are now open for the 2014 Arthur Hamilton Award for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.

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School Assistants Week 2014

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Check out the photos from a week of celebration of all that school assistants add to our schools.

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