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New South Wales Teacher Shortage Under Microscope

The brain drain of New South Wales (NSW) teachers leaving the profession or not being attracted to the job in the first place is the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry.
The probe comes about a month after thousands of NSW public and Catholic schoolteachers walked off the job and protested in Sydney’s CBD, demanding better pay and conditions.
The teachers’ unions want a pay rise of five to seven percent, but the NSW government is offering three percent.
NSW Teachers Federation president Angelo Gavrielatos and NSW Independent Education Union of Australia secretary Mark Northam will appear before the inquiry on Thursday….

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