Teacher unions to rally at NSW Premier’s office to demand pay be taken seriously 

Thursday, 17 August 2023

Date: Thursday 17 August 2023 
Time: 4pm 
Location: Suite 1/22-24 Regent St, Kogarah NSW 2217 

The Independent Education Union of Australia NSW/ACT Branch (IEU) and the NSW Teachers Federation (NSWTF) will unite today for a joint rally outside Premier Chris Minns’ office.  

Yesterday, a large number of teachers rallied outside State Education Minister Prue Car’s office in St Mary’s. Today’s rally is expected to exceed yesterday’s numbers as teachers from Catholic systemic schools join their colleagues from public schools to stand united.   

Following an insulting teacher pay offer to NSW Government teachers last week, IEU members have been campaigning for the Minns Government to #TakeTeacherPaySeriously. 

Almost 3500 emails have been sent to the NSW Premier and Education Minister via the IEU email petition. Members have also been gathering, wearing yellow and holding placards demanding the NSW Government come back to the negotiating table on teacher pay. 

“All teachers in NSW will be impacted by this disappointing move from the Government and that is why we are standing shoulder to shoulder with the Teachers Federation today,” Mark Northam, Secretary of the IEUA NSW/ACT Branch, said. 

“Teacher shortages remain at crisis point and not starting the process to rebuild the profession is totally unacceptable. School communities across NSW deserve better. 

“The time to act is now. The IEU will be maintaining pressure on the Minns Labor Government to urgently revisit the matter of teacher pay and get it right.” 

We encourage members and supporters to wear yellow and join us at the Premier’s Office in Kogarah today, Thursday 17 August, at 4pm. 

Authorised by Mark Northam, IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Secretary (0427 667 061) 

Media: Brigitte Garozzo, 0488 847 469, brigitte@ieu.asn.au 

The IEUA NSW/ACT Branch represents over 32,000 teachers, principals and support staff in Catholic and independent schools, early childhood centres and post-secondary colleges.