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Teachers Strike May 4th 2022

NSW Teachers Federation State Executive has made the unanimous decision to proceed with strike action on Wednesday May 4.

The Federation also placed an immediate ban on all new Government (Department and NSW Education Standards Authority) policies/initiatives due for implementation on and from day 1 term 2.

In addition, should NSW Government MPs seek to enter school grounds, Federation members are authorised to walk out for as long as these MPs remain on-site.

A new poll of 10,000 teachers was released this week. It found that of the 5,220 teachers polled in regional and rural areas of NSW:

  • 73% say their workload is unmanageable

  • 72% are reconsidering their position due to workload

  • 89% disagree that their pay reflects their expertise and responsibilities

  • 88% say shortages are very significant

  • 82% say shortages are leading to higher teacher workloads at their school

NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos said the Premier has failed students, their parents, and the teaching profession.

“If we don’t pay teachers what they are worth, we won’t get the teachers we need.

“The Department of Education’s own figures show that there were 40 vacant permanent teaching positions in Batemans Bay’s electorate of Bega last October.”


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