Catholic school teachers strike for seventh time today

CATHOLIC school union members in Rockhampton stopped work yesterday as 180 schools across the state disputed concerns regarding increasing workloads and inequitable wages.

Over 7500 Catholic school union members stopped work from 8.30am to 9am.

Independent Education Union of Australia Queensland and Northern Territory branch secretary Terry Burke said action was taken by teachers and other school staff who were not available for work for the period which included scheduled classes.

Mr Burke said it was the sixth time members stopped work as negotiations remained unresolved.

"With their employers failing to show they care about the significant issues of increasing workloads and inequitable wages, Queensland Catholic school employees remain determined to show how much they care," Mr Burke said.

"Queensland Catholic school employers claim they have made significant changes to their position - this is not correct."

The strikes will continue today.



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