WA teachers strike for better pay deal

Claire Halliday
Claire Halliday
A half-day strike in WA will impact more than 80 schools as teachers take industrial action for a better pay deal.
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A planned half-day strike by teachers in Western Australia will see more than 80 schools across the state impacted today.

The WA Department of Education says the stop-work action will begin at the start of Tuesday’s school day.

The industrial action is in response to dissatisfaction with the state government’s offer of an 11 per cent pay increase over three years. The teachers have asked for a 12 per cent pay rise over the next two years.

Teaching resumes later today

Teachers in most of the affected schools are expected to be fronting classrooms again – ready to teach – from 12.30pm (AWST). For teachers in schools in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions, the return to teaching will commence from 11.30am.

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A statement on the WA Department of Education website says that, during the strike action, “adequate duty of care may not be able to be provided”.

Teachers are taking action to push for a 12 per cent pay increase over the next two years.

The WA Department of Education has released a full list of schools expected to be impacted by the action:

  • Albany Community Kindergarten
  • Avonvale Education Support Centre
  • Baynton West Primary School
  • Bunbury Senior High School
  • Castlereagh School
  • Champion Bay Senior High School
  • Collie Senior High School
  • Coolbellup Learning Centre
  • Geraldton Senior High School
  • Kensington Secondary School
  • Leda Education Support Centre
  • Lockyer Community Kindergarten
  • Malibu School
  • Orelia Primary School
  • Port Hedland Primary School
  • River Valley Primary School
  • Rockingham Beach Education Support Centre
  • Rockingham Senior High School Education Support Centre
  • Spencer Park Education Support Centre
  • Warnbro Community High School Education Support Centre
  • Wickham Primary School
  • Wongan Hills District High School

Schools partially open during stop-work action:

  • Albany Primary School
  • Albany Senior High School
  • Alkimos College
  • Australind Senior High School
  • Avonvale Primary School
  • Beenyup Primary School
  • Bunbury Primary School
  • Busselton Primary School
  • Busselton Senior High School
  • Calista Primary School
  • Carnarvon Community College
  • Carson Street School
  • Cassia Primary School
  • Comet Bay College
  • Cowaramup Primary School
  • Denmark Senior High School
  • Dianella Secondary College
  • Eaton Primary School
  • Eden Hill Primary School
  • Flinders Park Primary School
  • Glencoe Primary School
  • Gwynne Park Primary School
  • Halls Head College
  • Hannans Primary School
  • Harrisdale Senior High School
  • Highgate Primary School
  • Hilton Primary School
  • Holland Street School
  • Huntingdale Primary School
  • Illawarra Primary School
  • Karratha Primary School
  • Karratha Senior High School
  • Kelmscott Senior High School
  • Leda Primary School
  • Makybe Rise Primary School
  • Manjimup Senior High School
  • Margaret River Primary School
  • Margaret River Senior High School
  • Merredin College
  • Narrogin Senior High School
  • Ngaanyatjarra Lands School
  • Noranda Primary School
  • North Albany Senior High School
  • North Kalgoorlie Primary School
  • North Mandurah Primary School
  • Nulsen Primary School
  • Picton Primary School
  • Pine View Primary School
  • Rapids Landing Primary School
  • Ravensthorpe District High School
  • Riverside Primary School
  • Roleystone Community College
  • Shark Bay School
  • Sheoak Grove Primary School
  • Somerly Primary School
  • South Coogee Primary School
  • Swan View Senior High School
  • Tambrey Primary School
  • Thornlie Senior High School
  • Tom Price Primary School
  • Wagin District High School
  • Warnbro Community High School
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Claire Halliday has an extensive career as a full-time writer - across book publishing, copywriting, podcasting and feature journalism - for more than 25 years. She lives in Melbourne with children, two border collies and a grumpy Burmese cat. Contact: claire.halliday[at]brandx.live