Wollongong TAFE Stopwork

No pay rise no student results

Head Teachers and other senior staff at Wollongong TAFE will stop work for up to two hours on Wednesday 1 December 2004 from 10 a.m.

Peter de Graaff, New South Wales Teachers Federation TAFE Organiser said today :

"Head Teachers and other senior staff at Wollongong TAFE will stop work for up to two hours on Wednesday 1 December 2004 from 10 a.m. The stopwork meeting will be held in the auditorium, Building P, at Wollongong TAFE, Foleys Road, Wollongong. Media are invited.

Head Teachers and other senior staff in TAFE are angry that they have not received the same salary increase as their colleagues in schools. They have rejected an offer from the Government which would require increases in class sizes and/or the loss of jobs in exchange for the additional salary.

At the beginning of this salary campaign the Minister stated that the Government would not seek efficiencies through reducing working conditions. TAFE Head Teachers across the State have rejected the Ministers claim for trade offs which would undermine the continued provision of quality courses in TAFE, and call on the Minister to pay them the additional salary increases which they justly deserve.

At the Wollongong stopwork meeting Head Teachers and other senior staff will vote on further industrial action, which includes withholding students' final results from entry onto the TAFE computer system until the matter is resolved."

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