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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.

a month 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.

a month 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.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Six year wait to be heard by FairWork is finally over as the IEU goes in to bat for ECTs

After waiting nearly six years to be heard, the Independent Education Union (IEU) claim for university qualified early childhood teachers (ECTs) to receive higher pay is before the FairWork Commission, with evidence from IEU witnesses commencing 11 June 2019, to run for approximately four weeks.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

‘Mega Union’ tipped with United Voice close to merger with National Union of Workers

The National Union of Workers and United Voice have the potential to form what has been termed “the biggest blue collar union in the country” after the Fair Work Commission gave the go ahead for the two unions to conduct a merger ballot with their memberships, the Australian Financial Review (AFR) has reported.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas