Catholic school teachers launch strike action in ACT/NSW

Two days of strikes

Catholic school teachers within the Canberra and Goulburn dioceses began two days of strikes yesterday as the ACT/NSW Independent Education Union (IEU) continues to protest ongoing EBA negotiations with employers, reports The Canberra Times.

IEU general secretary John Quessy said the approved strike action was a result of a "frustrating" negotiation style used by Catholic school employers and the nature of proposals offered, which were previously labelled "disrespectful and disgusting."

The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn's Canberra schools include St Francis Xavier College, Merici, and MacKillop College, as well as Catholic schools in Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Cooma, Gundagai, Young, and West Wyalong.

Mr Quessy said schools within the ACT are expected to strike today while those in NSW, including Goulburn and Queanbeyan, were on strike yesterday.

FULL STORY: Catholic school teachers launch strike action in Canberra (The Canberra Times)

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