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Book parade the victim of teacher strike, so you can take your time on the Where's Wally? costume

June 24, 2022


All set up for the book sale. Facebook.

By Peter Holmes


A public school in Orange has apologised to its school community for "inconvenience" after having to reschedule its book parade and book sale until next term due to the teachers' strike next Thursday.



A message to parents and carers of students at Calare Public School stated: "As you will be aware NSW [Teachers] Federation have called for an Industrial Action Day next Thursday 30th June.





"Calare PS will be non-operational and therefore will not be able to provide any supervision for students. All families will need to make alternative arrangements on this day."

The notice said that "staff were excited to have a Book Parade and Book Fair planned for next Thursday. We will now celebrate this in Week 1 next term on Thursday 21st July".



There were also class parties planned for June 30 to celebrate student achievement. These parties will be moved to another day next week.





"We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by the school being closed," the school said. "[We] appreciate your support as both NSW Federation and the Catholic Education system work to address the significant staffing shortages that currently exist."


A meeting on Tuesday between the executives of the NSW Teachers Federation and the Independent Education Union of Australia (NSW/ACT) resolved to take joint strike action.


Members will rally in Macquarie Street, Sydney, and in regional locations.


"We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by the school being closed," the school said. "[We] appreciate your support as both NSW Federation and the Catholic Education system work to address the significant staffing shortages that currently exist."

A meeting on Tuesday between the executives of the NSW Teachers Federation and the Independent Education Union of Australia (NSW/ACT) resolved to take joint strike action.



Members will rally in Macquarie Street, Sydney, and in regional locations.





NSW Teachers Federation president Angelo Gavrielatos said the "joint action is a direct result of the manifest failure of the NSW government and Catholic employees to address the teaching crisis in our schools".


“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."



 


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