Catholic teachers vote for industrial action

CATHOLIC teachers have voted to take industrial action after 18 months of negotiations came to a standstill.

According to members of the staff Independent Education Union, results from an Australian Electoral Commission-run ballot two weeks ago showed about 90 per cent wanted the option to take part in action.

Tasmanian Catholic Education Office director Trish Hindmarsh said the negotiation process had taken place in good faith.

The union's assistant secretary Angela Briant said staff had voted to take part in either four-hour or 24-hour stoppages, distribute information to parents and wear badges or similar.

"Staff in Tasmanian Catholic education are just looking for some job security, fair pay and acknowledgment of the work that they do in providing quality education to our children," Ms Briant said.

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