NSW teachers to walk off the job

NSW teachers will walk off the job for two hours this morning to attend meetings where they will discuss government reforms to the education sector.

More than 2200 schools and about 750,000 students will be affected as teachers and principals leave work for two hours from 9am (AEST) to meet at 130 venues across the state.

The Teachers Federation yesterday rejected an offer from the Education Department to hold the action outside school hours.

The NSW Industrial Relations Commission on Wednesday directed the union to consider the offer.

But Teachers Federation president Maurie Mulheron said the Government's "Local Schools, Local Decisions" reforms were too damaging not to act.


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