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

Teachers fight for students

TEACHERS have issued a blunt warning they are just a step away from strike action.

They are at loggerheads with the LNP over its only offer tabled during months of contract negotiations and yesterday they showed they meant business.

About 150 people rallied opposite Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen's office to show their frustration over the removal of conditions in the government's offer. They say the present offer will negatively affect the quality of education for local children.

President of Hervey Bay Teachers Union Bob Creedon said strike action was now one step closer.

"My wife's at another school and about 90% of teachers were in favour of strike and work bans," Mr Creedon said.

"I've got no doubt I know my staff and they will be voting along the same lines."

Today, local Catholic school teachers will meet at the Brolga Theatre as part of a separate industrial dispute.



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