Teachers rallied outside MP Ted Sorensen’s office in Hervey Bay last month to protest job cuts.
Teachers rallied outside MP Ted Sorensen’s office in Hervey Bay last month to protest job cuts. Megan Pope

State Government cuts 14 jobs in education offices

NORTH Coast region education offices have lost 14 positions as part of the State Government's public service cuts.

The area encompasses Department of Education, Training and Employment offices in Maryborough, Bundaberg, Maroochydore, Murrumba, Nambour and Caboolture.

It is not known how many of the positions will come from the Maryborough office.

Minister for Education John-Paul Langbroek detailed the job cuts while addressing an estimates hearing in Parliament yesterday.

Mr Langbroek also detailed 422 job cuts in from the department's corporate services as well as 341 positions cut from TAFE, Training and Tertiary Education Division.

Queensland Teachers Union Wide Bay organiser Scott Welch said there were also concerns from Fraser Coast principals that schools wouldn't get new teachers to accommodate student growth as a result of the budget cuts.

He said schools would not know until enrolments were finalised early next year, but said indicative figures showed schools would either have no new positions, or may lose a position to another location.

"It will definitely mean an increase in class sizes," he said about the overall budget cuts.



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