Business Summary
We are a strong, independent, democratic union of public educators protecting and improving our industrial and professional rights and promoting quality public education for all.
About Us

We are the industrial and professional voice of the Western Australian public school teaching profession. The SSTUWA gives members a strong voice in the workplace and within the community. We do this by assisting them to gain better pay, improved living standards, safe working environments and employment security through collective bargaining and strength in the workplace. We also advocate for the teaching profession and public education, provide development opportunities for members and campaign for improved opportunities for WA public school students.

For over a hundred years’ teachers, school administrators and lecturers in WA government schools and TAFE colleges have joined together to look after the interests of members and to promote public education.

Members of the SSTUWA have played a key role in working to secure an education system which is as good as any in the world. Our members work hard to ensure their students are taught well and with care and compassion. West Australia's teachers will continue to fight to improve this system for our all our children.

Teachers' union members in Western Australia have increasingly become involved in national education issues through the Australian Education Union. All SSTUWA members are members of the Australian Education Union WA Branch and share in the values and ideals of the national body.

Western Australian teacher unionists play an important role in the national body. Local branch members, District and State Council Delegates and Executive members play an increasing role in the national union and WA benefits from involvement in working parties, training and campaigns.

This website has been provided in order to provide a means of communication, not only for its members but society as a whole, as education is an important issue in a progressive, safe and secure society. Feel free to browse the public areas and information available on this site. Members, please register to enjoy the features and resources available in the member only area.

What We Do

At the SSTUWA we focus on:

  • Protecting and improving our industrial and professional rights.
  • Promoting high quality public education for all.
  • Ensuring the current and long term interests of our members are at the centre of everything we do.