Teachers from St Joseph's College, St Joseph's Primary School and Mount Saint Patrick's College Murwillumbah will strike to negotiate work and pay conditions.
Teachers from St Joseph's College, St Joseph's Primary School and Mount Saint Patrick's College Murwillumbah will strike to negotiate work and pay conditions. Nev Madsen

"Stop work" meeting called off

UPDATE: 4.04pm

NEXT week's "stop work action" for Catholic schools has been called off.

It is understood there has been a development in the negotiations over the Enterprise Agreement. 

Schools will operate as normal. 

Initial report: 

The Catholic Schools Office representing the schools in the Diocese of Lismore, together with eleven other dioceses of NSW and ACT, are negotiating a new Enterprise Agreement.

Under 'Protected' Industrial Action there will be "stop work action" next Tuesday.

In an email parents have been told:

"Please be assured that our commitment to your child's education is central to everything we do, however, we accept the right of the staff to take 'protected' industrial action. 

"We will work with all staff not involved in the industrial action on 28 April to ensure the safe supervision of all students during the day."

Limited supervision will be available for the students from 8:20am until 3:10pm. This will not entail actual lessons.

The canteen will not be operating so students will need to bring their own morning tea and lunch.

A 'special attendance register' for the day will be created. This will mean:

A register of students in attendance.

Absences on this day will not be used in determining 100% attendance or for statistical purposes.

Normal lessons will resume on Wednesday 29 April.



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