Thousands of Catholic systemic school members stopped work and hundreds took to the streets throughout NSW and the ACT to press their demands on 27 May.
The union’s claim for new enterprise agreements (covering members in 600 Catholic diocesan schools in NSW and the ACT) includes:
• Pay teachers what they’re worth (an increase of 10-15% over two years)
• Give support staff a fair deal
• Let teachers teach – cut paperwork
• Allow time to plan
• End staff shortages.
Rallies across the state and territory garnered extensive media coverage, sending a clear message to employers that members would keep fighting until their claims were answered.