Today, hundreds of Department of Education workers will take action in support of public education.
On Tuesday, CPSU/CSA Delegates unanimously resolved to take industrial action because the government had failed to address their concerns about cuts to education.
Tomorrow more than a hundred education staff finish up under the voluntary targeted separation scheme. This significant headcount reduction is just the start.
Reports today that accuse Banksia Hill Detention Centre custodial staff of torture are being strongly denied by staff at the centre.
The story suggests detainees have been subjected to prolonged solitary confinement, obscene threats by guards, and the refusal of meals, visits and showers.
The CPSU/CSA welcomes the government’s decision to reverse some education cuts to the School of the Air, the Gifted and Talented Program, the Level 3 classroom teacher program and Northam Residential College.
Callous cuts to education, 3000 job losses, a penny-pinching decision to transition to a Federal NDIS and a massive $600,000 to scope the privatisation of Landgate rounds out a disappointing year for the McGowan Government.