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Catholic schools to stop work on Wednesday

NINETEEN schools in the Lismore Diocese will stop work to protest threats to pay, conditions and job security by Catholic employers.

"Members are assembling to protest the insulting and disrespectful proposal made by Catholic employers," IEU General Secretary John Quessy said.

"They are also demonstrating their desire to protect the quality teaching and learning that they provide in schools. They have built this capacity which is now being threatened by the employer proposal."

Lismore IEU Organiser Steve Bergan said it's hoped this intervention will force the employer to negotiate around current salaries and conditions rather than those contained in their draconian proposal.

Mr Quessy said teachers are fighting to preserve hard-won conditions that enhance teaching and learning for students.

"The current employer proposals would lead to larger classes, less time for lesson preparation and less resources in the classroom," he said.

Rallies are this Wednesday, 9.30-10.30am by Lismore Diocese Catholic school teachers and support staff.

Grafton teachers will be meeting at South Grafton Ex-Services Club.

Topics:  catholic schools, lismore diocese, stop work meeting




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