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South Coast Schools Close Early for Teacher Strike


A number of schools will be closing an hour early today (Thursday 12 September) for teachers to strike.

Among the 50 schools in SA are Mount Compass Area School, Port Elliot Primary School, Victor Harbor R-7 and Victor Harbor High School.

The action follows 15 months of enterprise bargaining with the union still pushing for improved conditions and a better salary deal.

The State Government has refused to increase pay rise offers of 2.35 per cent for teachers and 3.35 per cent for principals, but say they are willing to negotiate on conditions including classroom support funding.

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