One profession, one voice – it’s time for employers to hear our voice! About 500 teachers and support staff from the Port Macquarie region took to the streets in solidarity as part of the IEU’s historic joint strike action with the NSW Teachers Federation.
Teachers from both Catholic systemic and government schools all expressed feeling stretched and worn out and shared passionate stories of ever-intensifying workloads. These anecdotes are all too familiar across the teaching profession; nonetheless, members felt empowered by their unity in having their voices heard and calling for more than thanks. “Today we demand acknowledgement and genuine attention to the problems our profession is facing,” said one.