You suggested that the teachers’ actions would lead to other public servants wanting a pay rise.
The teachers do not want a pay rise, and Minister you know that.
Their pay packet was cut because they chose to strike to stand up for the future of education.
They don’t want their long-service leave entitlements to come out of their school’s resource budget – money that would be otherwise spent on student resources, for example.
This sort of manipulative misleading is obviously the Government’s approach to defending the indefensible cuts planned to education.
Our students’ and future society will suffer most, not the teachers. They are simply the ones that understand the implications of these cuts.
Good on you teachers for standing up for our children.