NSW teachers set to walk off the job for 24 hours on May 4

The NSW Teachers Federation voted unanimously to go ahead with a 24-hour strike on May 4.

The union said the NSW government was given an opportunity all throughout term one to come to the negotiating table to address pay concerns.

The NSW Teachers Federation voted unanimously to strike on May 4. (9News)

They said there is a crippling teacher shortage because of the uncompetitive pay and heavy workloads.

“If we don’t pay teachers what they are worth, we won’t get the teachers we need,” NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos said.

“Acting on uncompetitive salaries and unsustainable workloads is the only way to stop  more teachers leaving and attract the people into the profession we need to fix the  shortages.”

“The profession is now left with no alternative but to act in the interest of our students and our profession, and take industrial action.”

NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos speaks on planned teachers' strike next week.
NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos said the NSW Government needs to address the pay concerns. (9News)

The strike means there will be minimal supervision at schools and parents are advised they may need to keep their children at home.

There also have been rolling strikes in the transport industry in NSW in the previous months.

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Reference-www.9news.com.au

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