Mr Kotz has been head teacher in Automotive Trades in Taree for almost 10 years and has taught at TAFE in South Australia and Western Australia. As an alternate delegate to Council, he aims to protect the rights and conditions of teachers and to fight for members.
At his first conference, Simon Jasper, of Maitland TA, said it was important to be kept informed of the rights teachers are fighting for. He has been a Year 3/4 teacher at Dungog Public School for the past two years.
The Fight For What's Right - Odyssey
He is secretary of the Maitland TA and attended the New Activist Conference last year. He hopes to become a Councillor, supporting teachers and fighting for better conditions. “I will become more heavily involved as the years go on,” he said. “Unionism for my family is very important. I want to carry on that tradition and fight for what’s right.”