Teachers wishing to serve on Federation’s Council for the 2015–2016 biennium are urged to nominate when the nominations open on August 25.
General Secretary John Dixon said it was important to fill as many of the 303 Councillor vacancies as possible before the harmonisation and synchronisation of Federation’s rules with the Australian Education Union NSW branch to form the new entity of the NSW Teachers Federation Branch of the Australian Education Union (to be known as the NSW Teachers Federation).
He said maximising the number of filled Councillor positions would assist with the election timetables for Annual Conference for 2015–16.
Round 1 of Councillor elections will be conducted under the direction of the Industrial Registrar of NSW. People who are elected in that round will not need to face elections for their equivalent position in the NSW Teachers Federation branch of the Australian Education Union.
Following harmonisation, likely to be later this year, elections will conducted under a different process under the direction of Fair Work and the Australian Electoral Commission.