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Teacher Strike on Cards

August 18, 2023 11:40 am in by
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Local public school teachers could walk off the job next month, as calls for better pay and conditions continue.

The Australian Education Union is calling for a pay rise of 8.6 per cent a year for its teachers and for the invesmtnet in $1 billion in extra support to ease workload pressures.

A full day strike on Friday 1 September has been proposed, if deal is not reached.

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Union State President Andrew Gohl said in the new enterprise bargaining agreement, the Government’s offered a 3-per-cent increase.

“We’ll be balloting our members in the coming week, to determine whether or not our members will support a 1 day strike on the 1st of September and this really in response to an offer from the State Government which our members have found insulting,” Andrew Gohl said.

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