Why was this letter submitted to the AEU News in May not published? It was twice resubmitted.
The November 2014 state election was expected to be close with Labor favoured to win.
The election presented the AEU with an important opportunity to lockin the main political parties on the key funding issues of Gonski and year 5 & 6 commitments, and the more critical per capita funding gap. This has Victorian schools a massive $2,000 per student annually below the national average and worsening.
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– Enforceable conditions to decrease our workload
– Job security- end contracts
– End the competitive schools agenda; no to test data driven teaching
– Increase public school funding to stop the creeping privatisation of public schools.
Mary Merkenich for Branch President firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Adams for Deputy President email@example.com
Lucy Honan for Branch Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Bronwyn Jennings for Deputy Secretary email@example.com
TESA believes union democracy should include the following:
As well as the current elected positions, all organisers and industrial officers should be elected. This would prevent organisers or officers being loyal to officials because they get paid by them. Instead they would be accountable to and loyal to the AEU membership, because they would be elected by them. A time allowance for AEU sub-branch representatives should be re-introduced.
Photo: Teachers and ES Alliance candidates for 2012 AEU elections