I am writing to inform you that the Australian Education Union (AEU) is in the process of balloting its members in government schools and preschools to determine support for a ½ day strike on the morning of Thursday 29 November 2018.
The department has been advised that this ballot will not close until 4pm Monday 26 November 2018. Schools/preschools will be able to communicate the impact of this action to families from Tuesday 27 November.
Should members of the AEU vote to undertake industrial action, the impact this action will have on program delivery at individual schools and preschools will vary depending on the number of members taking industrial action.
Once this is known, I will work quickly with our Education Director to determine whether adequate standards of student safety and welfare can be provided and whether this school will either be:
- Open – with usual education programs, or
- Open – with modified/limited education programs, or
- Closed – with no education programs available
As soon as this decision is made, information, including what time usual education programs will re-commence on the day, should this be necessary, will be communicated to enable you to make any necessary arrangements.
Please contact the school if you have any questions regarding this information.
Paul Luke, Principal