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Saturday, 19th May, 2012

Teachers vote to continue their fight

By Erica Visser

Local school teachers yesterday voted unanimously to continue their industrial action in protest at what was described as the largest overhaul of the State education system in a century.

The decision was made at yesterday morning’s two-hour stop-work meeting which followed ongoing disputes between the NSW Teachers Federation and the State Government.

The Federation has accused the Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, of being secretive and down-playing the planned ‘Local Schools, Local Decisions’ reforms since they were announced last year.

Teachers to strike

Wednesday, 16th May, 2012

Schools will be disrupted on Friday morning when teachers hold a two-hour stop work meeting to protest against a State Government overhaul of the education system.

The NSW Teachers Federation has been in dispute with the Government since last year over its ‘Local Schools, Local Decisions’ reforms, which would give principals the power to hire and fire.

Last week the Federation declared it would take industrial action if Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, could not alleviate fears over job security, incentive transfers, class sizes and salaries.

The Federation yesterday decided to hold meetings across the State at 9am on Friday when they will discuss further action.

Teachers to fight on

Thursday, 3rd November, 2011

STRIKE: Teachers at a stopwork meeting in the Musicians’ Club yesterday voted for more industrial action. STRIKE: Teachers at a stopwork meeting in the Musicians’ Club yesterday voted for more industrial action.

 By Erica Visser

Teachers at yesterday’s two-hour stop working meeting voted to take more industrial action on November 29 following the rejection of an award offer from the State Government.

The offer of a 2.5 per cent pay increase was made on Monday but the Federation said it would slash the real income of teachers due to inflation levels of 3.6 per cent.

Strike ‘necessary’

Tuesday, 1st November, 2011

Parent’s are being told to contact their child’s school for information on whether they will have supervision during tomorrow’s teachers strike.

The NSW Teachers’ Federation stopwork meeting will be held from 8:30am to 10:30am tomorrow at the Musicians’ Club.

Education department spokesman, Grant Hatch, said the industrial action will vary between schools.

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