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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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Organiser Vacancy

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We are looking for an Organiser to join the team at the AEU - ACT Branch Office. Be part of a small but vibrant team, committed to improving conditions for members in the ACT.

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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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All financial members are invited to apply for vacancies on Branch Executive.

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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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Classroom Temperature Campaign

The AEU Office is collecting temperature data from schools around the ACT. Too hot or cold? Here is how you can get involved.

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Are you passionate about LGBTI issues in education?

Join the LGBTI Working Party on 3 September 2014 at the AEU Federal Office in Melbourne. Complete your Expression of Interest by 12:00pm Monday 25 August 2014.

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ACT Teacher Scholarship Program

Planning to study in 2015-2016? Applications for the Teacher Scholarship program are open until Friday 17 October 2014

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Changes to Contract & Probation Reports

ETD is trialling semester based contract and probation reporting.

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Proposed AEU-CIT 2013 - 2017 Enterprise Agreement

The CIT Enterprise Agreement negotiations, drafting and checking is finally concluded.

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2014 Federal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s Conference

Connect, Communicate and Campaign for our Mob

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August School Assistant News

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Reimbursement of Course Fees; School Assistants Week and much more...

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Three Opportunities for AEU Women

The 2014 Federal Women's Conference and the Anna Stewart Program are two more great ways for AEU women to get involved.

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Term 3 ACT Educator Out Now!

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Read about reconciliation in action at Jervis Bay School, our Q&A with TQI, nurturing leadership at Amaroo and much more!

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Traineeships for School Assistants

School Assistants and staff working in preschools or with students with special needs may be eligible to apply for funding for training in either the Certificate III in Children's Services or Certificate IV in Education Support.

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How money makes a difference to student outcomes

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Glenn Fowler writes in the Canberra Times this morning about how better school funding changes young people's lives.

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Tweet for Gonski

Our easy 7 step guide to tweeting for Gonski!

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Report-Back from July 26 Council

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Here's the main decisions and action points from July 26 Council.

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Congratulations Therese Tonna

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Therese (pictured right) has won the Organiser position advertised late last semester.

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Teacher-Librarians Taking Action

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Holly Godfree and Olivia Neilson explain how AEU teacher-librarians are making a difference.

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Education 'Reform' in Sweden and the UK

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Glenn Fowler reports on the AEU Leaders’ Study Tour to Sweden and England, June 2014.

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Canberra Unites to Bust the Budget

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Nearly 2000 Canberrans joined a National Day of Action to fight Tony Abbott's budget.

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ACT Government Withdrawing From Early Intervention Services

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AEU ACT Industrial Officer, Garrett Purtill, explains a twist on the local implementation of the NDIS.

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Pasi Sahlberg At Parliament House

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The full lecture delivered by Pasi Sahlberg, at Parliament House on June 18, 2014.

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Report-back from June 21 Council

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Here are the main decisions and action points from June 21 Council.

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Save with Teachers Health Fund at Tax Time

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Another benefit of AEU membership is eligibility for Teachers Health Fund.

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ACT Treasurer calls for teacher pay rise

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"Mr Barr said their wages would rise with CPI – and he hoped they had a strong union representative to ensure a decent pay rise." Canberra Times, 17/6/2014

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Day of the African Child June 16

 

Join us in standing up for the right of every young girl to an education.

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Two Ways Preschool Assistants Can Progress Up the Salary Scale

In addition to direct salary increases, the new Enterprise Agreement provides PreSchool Assistants two means of progressing up the salary scale.

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