Fair Work dismisses educators claim for unfair dismissal over rejected vaccination

The Fair Work Commission has rejected an early childhood educator's claim for unfair dismissal, which she bought against her former employer, Goodstart Early Learning, following the loss of her job over her refusal to get a flu vaccination.

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by Freya Lucas

Bullying isn’t addressed in early childhood because educators can’t spot it, study says

Many early childhood teachers and educators aren’t taking the steps to address bullying in their settings because they don’t have sufficient training to recognise and address it, researchers from the University of South Australia have said.

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by Freya Lucas

ACTU welcomes Fair Work Commission calls for review of paid leave for family violence

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has welcomed the decision of the Fair Work Commission to urgently commence a review examining the need for paid leave for workers, including those in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, who are experiencing family and domestic violence.

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by Freya Lucas

Fair Work Commission approves pay rises of up to 10 per cent for ECTs

Early childhood teachers (ECTs) employed under the Educational Services (Teachers) Modern Award could soon benefit from pay rises of up to 10 per cent following a decision handed down by the Fair Work Commission yesterday, in response to an eight-year long action by the Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) NSW/ACT Branch.

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by Freya Lucas

How learning through play as a child can help you succeed as an adult

As our economy and job market face rapid shifts, further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to learn new skills and adapt to new enterprises is critical for workers and businesses alike. Gartner research found that the number of skills required for a single job is increasing by 10% per year and 85% of companies recently surveyed by McKinsey said they had accelerated digitisation.

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by Freya Lucas

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