The state’s education union has issued a warning about potential school closures as a pay dispute with the government escalates.
The first part of this action will take place next Wednesday as teachers, principals and support staff from the state’s public schools, colleges and TAFE take part in a stop-work rally.
Australian Education Union state president Helen Richardson said the meetings would take place in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie and St Helens from 3pm next Wednesday.
“Educators return to school this week, facing unmanageable workloads, and a pay offer on the table that is in fact, a pay cut in real terms,” she said.
Government minister Michael Ferguson said the government had provided better pay and conditions under their offer.
"We’re providing more teachers, more teacher assistants, and we're keeping our schools open,” he said.
“We're disappointed when we see unnecessary industrial action which could affect the education of our young people.”