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Geelong TAFE students to miss out if government slashes teacher conditions

TAFE teachers and supporters will rally outside Gayle Tierney’s office tomorrow to protest the Andrews government’s attempt to slash TAFE teachers working conditions.

This rally will support the targeted advertising campaign the Australian Education Union has launched in the Geelong area, including billboards and newspaper advertisements.

“TAFE teachers are the bedrock of our education and training system. They are passionate about making sure their students get the best possible training and employment outcomes,” says Meredith Peace, president of AEU Victoria.

States must stare down Turnbull's phonics test

The Australian Education Union warns state governments not to sign up to the Turnbull government’s discredited phonics test at today’s Education Ministers meeting.

State governments must stand strong in opposition to this phonics test given the widespread concern that teaching professionals have about the use of synthetic phonics for assessment.

“State governments must stare down this move by Minister Birmingham. The proposed testing regime undermines the professional judgement of teachers in our public schools,” said Correna Haythorpe federal president of the AEU.

TAFE teachers to rally in Frankston and Bendigo

TAFE teachers and supporters will rally in Frankston and Bendigo today (Thursday 7 December) to protest the Andrews government’s attempt to slash TAFE teachers working conditions.

Teachers will rally outside the offices of local Labor MPs - Paul Edbrooke in Frankston and at Jacinta Allen in Bendigo - to protest the Andrews government’s attempt to increase teaching hours by almost 20%.

This rally will support the targeted advertising campaign the AEU has launched around the state, including billboards and newspaper advertisements.

TAFE teachers rally cancelled due to dangerous weather

TAFE teachers and the Australian Education Union have cancelled their rally outside the Victorian Parliament today due to concerns over dangerous weather and flash
flooding.

Teachers were set to rally against the Andrews government’s attempts to slash TAFE teacher working conditions

The Australian Education Union withdrew from enterprise negotiations after the Andrews government tried to push through a deal that would leave TAFE
teachers worse off.

The rally will be rescheduled.

AEU welcomes additional state disability funding

The Australian Education Union in Victoria welcomes the Andrews government’s allocation of additional funding for students with disabilities in schools and preschools, announced today.

“This $61 million funding goes some way to addressing the gaping funding gap that was left by the Turnbull Government when they slashed needs-based funding in Victoria by $630 million,” said Meredith Peace, president of AEU Victoria.

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