Hundreds of members of the IEU and the NSW Teachers Federation rallied at the Griffith Exies Club.

Speakers from both unions emphasised the need for change – to value teachers as professionals and allow them adequate time to plan and teach effectively.

IEU speakers also highlighted the need for pay parity between support staff in the Catholic systemic sector and their counterparts in government schools.

After a well-received livestream of the Sydney rally, a long line of union members marched down both sides of the main street, with the local community showing support by cheering, applauding and sounding car horns.

IEU Reps Anna Bordignon and Ornella Murray from St Patrick’s Primary School at Griffith did a fantastic job of both addressing the rally and speaking to the media.

Michael Wright
Industrial Officer