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WA Union calls on Government to secure ECEC participants right to play-based learning

The State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia (SSTUWA) has called on the WA Government to secure all early childhood students’ right to access play-based learning (PBL) at WA schools.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

McManus critical of lack of action on gender pay gap for ECEC – women deserve better

Recently released data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency has prompted calls from the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) to address the “structural issues” which undervalue labour in feminised industries and sectors such as early childhood education and care (ECEC).

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Teachers are teachers – pay us the same: NZ ECTs join the push for pay parity

Early childhood teachers (ECTs) based in New Zealand are said to have been “closely following” recent teachers strikes in New Zealand, and will meet on Sunday to discuss wages, ChildForum spokesperson Dr Sarah Alexander has told stuffNZ.

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Some SA public preschool teachers vote with their feet, joining strike action today

The Australian Education Union (AEU) expects thousands of members to join with colleagues, community members, parents, carers and their families in rallies across South Australia today, as part of a full day Stop Work action to improve working and learning conditions in South Australian public schools and preschools.

4 months ago

by Freya Lucas

1 in 5 ECEC educators have no savings – low wages and bills preventing savings plans

A recent survey of over 1,000 Australians working in the broader professional field of education found that almost one in five (17 per cent) had no savings at all, and that over half of those surveyed (53 per cent) regularly dipped into their savings accounts to pay the rent or mortgage, cover the cost of bills, or to buy groceries.

4 months ago

by Freya Lucas