Teachers to strike
TEACHERS were late yesterday still threatening to walk off the job today despite the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) ordering the cancellation of the planned strike.
Justice Frances Backman yesterday afternoon made an order directing members of the NSW Teachers' Federation (NSWTF) to cancel industrial action for the next 48 hours.
But NSWTF president Bob Lipscombe said members would strike as planned.
"Teachers will proceed on strike tomorrow and join with nurses, firefighters, police and other public sector workers in rallies against the unjust O'Farrell government industrial legislation," he said in a statement. "Teachers cannot stand by and allow their salaries and working conditions to be cut by unjust laws."
He called on the State Government to wind back changes to the NSW Industrial Relations Act.
"For the dispute to be resolved, the O'Farrell Government would have to repeal the changes it made to the NSW Industrial Relations Act that deny the right to have a salaries and working conditions case decided independently by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission," he said.