Education blog

Welcome to the Together Department of Education blog. See below for updates about the arbitration for your wages and conditions.

Together Schools Update - 5 Feb

Posted by Thom Ryan on February 5, 2021

We know the first weeks with students back is busy for everyone across the whole Department. Here is a quick update as we end week 2.


Education Union News: January 2021

Posted by Kate Flanders on January 21, 2021

Welcome back for 2021! You did an amazing job in 2020 and you have just as important a role supporting Education across the state in 2021. As we prepare for the new year, there are a few important points to remember.


Public Sector Update regarding COVID-19 lock down

Posted by Alex Scott on January 8, 2021

This morning we all received updated health advice in relation to the COVID-19 health pandemic. Included in this advice is a reintroduction of lock down measures that are being implemented from 6 pm this evening (Friday) until 6pm Monday evening.


Together Schools Update

Posted by Kate Flanders on November 20, 2020

I hope you’re gearing up for the end of the year. We all know this is an especially busy time for Together members in Education across the entire state!

This Tuesday your delegates – Sharon Abbott, Tony Floyd, Sandra Lewis, Megan Seymour, Deb Green and Paul Goulevitch – represented members on the following issues at the Education Agency Consultative Committee along with Kate, Thom and Shannon from the union office.


Education - Hours of work and flexible work arrangements

Posted by Kate Flanders on November 17, 2020

I hope you are going well – not too many impacts from the Machinery of Government change so far!


We hope you are having a good week. Remember this coming weekend is a long one!

In exciting news late last week the Public Service Commission have issued new Directives in line with changes to the Public Service Act that went through Parliament in September.


Education Update – Wages, Leave and More

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 18, 2020

2 Pupil Free Days - Leave at the end of Term 4

Yesterday afternoon, we received this letter from the Director General regarding the two additional pupil free days at the end of Term 4. This outlines who is eligible for the two days of special leave. All school-based staff (including public servants) are entitled to two days of special leave. Unfortunately, non-school based staff have not been granted this additional leave.