Education Minister and Teachers Federation clash over strike in NSW today
The Education Minister and Teachers’ Federation president have clashed over the teacher’s predicament in NSW.
Thousands of public and Catholic sector school teachers will go on strike in NSW today.
The union is demanding action to fix a staff shortage, with almost 2000 permanent teaching positions vacant last month.
President of the NSW Teachers Federation Angelo Gavrielatos told Ben Fordham the state government has failed staff and students.
“The government’s denial and refusal to act on the evidence has left us with no option.”
NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said there are more public teachers now than there has ever been previously in NSW and there will be more coming into the system.
“We’ve got plans to put another 3,700 teachers in the system.”
Ben wasn’t impressed with Minister Mitchell’s response.
“It seems to be the story of New South Wales at the moment, we can’t get a hell of a lot done!”
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Nine News Reporter Josh Bryant told Mark Levy there are “hundreds” gathering in Hyde Park.
“There’s a sea of yellow and red and it’s taking over the city.
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