Teachers may strike this term

FURTHER industrial action could be initiated by teachers in NSW following stop working meetings across the state today.

Two-hour stop work meetings took place at 130 venues state-wide. The outcome is expected later today.

About 150 teachers voted for further industrial action this term if the government did not listen to their concerns.

Principals and teachers walked off the job at 9am this morning in protest against the government’s Local School Local Decisions policy.

There are fears the policy would give principals greater power over staff and funding and that permanent staff members could be reduced and class sizes increased.

The federation is calling for government to review the policy and delay its introduction until the union, parents and the community have had a chance to completely examine its details.

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