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Andrew Barr hopes for peace with the teachers

By johnboy - 31 August 2011 26

Education Minister Andrew Barr has published a brief statement on his talks with the Australian Education Union and his hopes for peace with them.

The Government and the AEU will hold further discussions next week.

I remain hopeful of a resolution on the outstanding enterprise agreement matters in the not too distant future.

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Andrew Barr hopes for peace with the teachers
beh1972 6:48 pm 01 Sep 11

creative_canberran said :

Wasn’t standing next to a Lockheed G-AFGN at Canberra Airport when he said this I hope.

That’s gold!

Gerry-Built 6:31 pm 01 Sep 11

Chop71 said :

Over paid whingers, get back to work!!!

…of course, the irony here is palpable… 😛

Gerry-Built 6:15 pm 01 Sep 11

DodgyBoys said :

12 weeks leave. 8 more then thew rest of us. That has to be worth something! Dont tell me that all teachers work incredibly long hours because so do the rest of us. For 48 weeks of the year.

remove two weeks for public holidays.
remove two weeks for PD
and take into account that most marking and a fair amount of course writing is undertaken during leave periods. It might be more than everybody else gets, but if that is so attractive; come and join the rest-fest…

Jethro 6:06 pm 01 Sep 11

DodgyBoys said :

I wold love to do it. Maybe its the new career I have been looking for.

Seriously, I understand teachers work hard. Yes I get that. So do a lot of other people.

I maintain, 8 EXTRA weeks leave has got to be worth something. 12 weeks of leave per year. Yes I know you do in service training. Boo Hoo. What is that? A few days a year at the most per year?

Get over yourselves.

You also work on most of your ‘holidays’, as well as at night and on weekends. There is a reason teaching has one of the highest turn over rates of any profession – almost half leave within the first 3 years. If it was such a cushy job you wouldn’t see figures like that.

DodgyBoys 4:58 pm 01 Sep 11

I wold love to do it. Maybe its the new career I have been looking for.

Seriously, I understand teachers work hard. Yes I get that. So do a lot of other people.

I maintain, 8 EXTRA weeks leave has got to be worth something. 12 weeks of leave per year. Yes I know you do in service training. Boo Hoo. What is that? A few days a year at the most per year?

Get over yourselves.

chewy14 4:15 pm 01 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

DodgyBoys said :

12 weeks leave. 8 more then thew rest of us. That has to be worth something! Dont tell me that all teachers work incredibly long hours because so do the rest of us. For 48 weeks of the year.

If it’s such a great deal, why don’t you do it?

Obviously because he doesn’t want to work with whingers.

Jim Jones 3:47 pm 01 Sep 11

DodgyBoys said :

12 weeks leave. 8 more then thew rest of us. That has to be worth something! Dont tell me that all teachers work incredibly long hours because so do the rest of us. For 48 weeks of the year.

If it’s such a great deal, why don’t you do it?

DodgyBoys 3:36 pm 01 Sep 11

12 weeks leave. 8 more then thew rest of us. That has to be worth something! Dont tell me that all teachers work incredibly long hours because so do the rest of us. For 48 weeks of the year.

Jim Jones 2:08 pm 01 Sep 11

Calamity said :

The_TaxMan said :

Chop71 said :

Over paid whingers, get back to work!!!

Obviously you have no idea how little ACT Teachers get paid. Get back to school!!!

+1

+2

creative_canberran 2:06 pm 01 Sep 11

Chop71 said :

Over paid whingers, get back to work!!!

Sounds like the former marine character from Runaway Jury.

Calamity 1:41 pm 01 Sep 11

The_TaxMan said :

Chop71 said :

Over paid whingers, get back to work!!!

Obviously you have no idea how little ACT Teachers get paid. Get back to school!!!

+1

The_TaxMan 1:25 pm 01 Sep 11

Chop71 said :

Over paid whingers, get back to work!!!

Obviously you have no idea how little ACT Teachers get paid. Get back to school!!!

Chop71 11:44 am 01 Sep 11

Over paid whingers, get back to work!!!

Keijidosha 9:45 am 01 Sep 11

“Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.” – Henry Rollins.

creative_canberran 9:03 pm 31 Aug 11

Wasn’t standing next to a Lockheed G-AFGN at Canberra Airport when he said this I hope.

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