This promotional video produced by AEU Tasmania highlights the role of the union in providing support to new educators to help them manage the high workloads and complex demands now experienced by teachers in the workplace. Two teachers, who are also union members, talk about the intense pressure they are under, which includes extremely long hours and even weekends. This, they argue, taxes their mental health and leads to teacher burn out, causing new teachers to leave the profession. They believe the union plays a crucial role in supporting and advocating for new educators. The interviews are overlaid with vision of school classroom activities.
Author: J Bird, 2023