Strike looms at Tasmanian Catholic schools

Independent Education Union

Industrial action by the Independent Teachers Union at Tasmania's 37 Catholic schools could begin within days, the ABC reports.

The move follows the collapse of a protracted wage dispute between the Independent Education Union (IEU), representing teachers and support staff, and the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office.

The IEU said 90 per cent of its members voted in favour of four types of action, including four-hour and 24-hour stoppages.

'Those will start rolling out within a few days,' said IEU Assistant Secretary, Angela Briant.

'The ball's now squarely in the court of the Tasmanian Catholic Education office.

'If they want to prevent these stoppages, they need to come back to the bargaining table with a fair offer for our hard-working members.'

Trish Hindmarsh, the Director of Catholic Education in Tasmania, insisted there was no more money on offer.

'I think we've gone as far as we can go now and we need to draw a line in the sand,' she said.

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Tasmanian Catholic teachers to begin industrial action 'within days' (ABC)

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