Members of the IEU and NSW Teachers Federation gathered at the Musicians Club in Broken Hill. Almost all 15 IEU members from Sacred Heart Parish School joined the rally.
The Broken Hill rally responded enthusiastically to the livestream from the Sydney rally as IEUA NSW/ACT Branch President Christine Wilkinson, Branch Secretary Mark Northam and NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos addressed the huge crowd on Sydney’s Macquarie Street.
IEU member James Moran addressed the rally, acknowledging the momentous solidarity between the IEU and the NSW Teachers Federation. To cheers from the crowd, he talked about the difficulties staff at Sacred Heart Parish School endure daily in the face of the crisis in education.
IEU and Teachers Federation members then marched to the office of NSW MP Roy Butler of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, where each member handed a personal note to his office detailing the struggles within the education profession. The march was loud and energetic, full of highly engaged union members.