Public school teachers across NSW will attend stop work meetings on Thursday, December 8.
Teachers will be briefed about the details of negotiations for a new salaries and conditions award and vote on an offer from the Department of Education.
Eden Marine High School relieving principal Leesa Wungluck sent a note home to parents to inform them of the disruption to the normal school day.
“On Thursday December 8th, members of the NSW Teachers Federation will participate in a one hour stop work meeting. Please be advised that teaching staff at Eden Marine High School will be among those attending the meeting,” the note said.
“Following an assessment of the number of teachers participating in the stop work meeting, it is necessary to provide minimal supervision to students who attend school until 11am on the morning of Thursday December 8th.
“Normal school operations will resume at 11 am.”
The meetings, at most other venues across the state, will commence at 8.45am and are likely to last for up to an hour. Teachers will return to work following the televised broadcast.
NSW Teachers Federation President, Maurie Mulheron, said the timing of the meetings was designed to minimise disruption to schools.
“Minimal supervision will be available for students for the duration of the meetings. Normal classes will resume after the meetings," Mr Mulheron said.
“In keeping with the democratic traditions of our union, these meetings will enable teachers to vote on an offer for a new salaries and conditions award.”
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