Federation President Maurie Mulheron (fifth from left) with beginning teachers Nicole Irons, Lynda Coe, Kristy White, Sophie Brown, Janelle Pearce and Amanda Jasprizza.

Relaxed introduction to unionism

Glenn Johnson
President, Cowra TA

A large number of beginning teachers attended Cowra Teachers Association’s annual dinner on February 27.

The event, at Cowra’s Japanese Garden, provided an opportunity for beginning teachers to converse with teacher-unionists in a relaxing setting.

They met members at all stages of their careers from Cowra and Canowindra teachers associations.

Guest speaker Federation President Maurie Mulheron spoke passionately of the challenges facing the union and its members in a devolved industrial environment and about the campaign to secure the fifth and sixth years of Gonski schools funding from the Federal Government.