Darwin and Palmerston schools will remain open during teacher strike action

NT Government

Media Release

Northern Territory Government

Department of Education Type heading here

Monday, 15 August, 2022

The Commissioner for Public Employment and the Australian Education Union NT are in current negotiations on a new NTPS Non-Contract Principals, Teachers and Assistant Teachers’ Enterprise Agreement (EA).

The Department of Education has received formal notification from the NT Branch of the Australian Education Union (AEU) that planned industrial action will impact Darwin and Palmerston schools and worksites on Friday 19 August 2022, between 9am and 1pm.

Urban schools from the Darwin and Palmerston region, up to and including Humpty Doo and Taminmin are included in the industrial action. All schools beyond this point are not in scope for this action.

All schools will remain open.

Principals across Darwin and Palmerston will continue to communicate arrangements for their schools with parents and carers.

Every effort will be made to minimise impacts on learning and ensure appropriate supervision is in place for students to ensure their safety and wellbeing. However alternative arrangements during this time, such as modifying timetables and combining classes may be required. Students can anticipate different teachers and staff to supervise them as required.

We thank the school community for your understanding, and we appreciate this action is part of an EBA negotiation process.

We value our dedicated educators, and we know how hard they work to provide education to children across the NT.

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