A 2.5% wage offer over four years for New South Wales (NSW) public sector teachers has been slammed by teacher unions.
The NSW government has reneged on a previous deal that would have seen its teachers among the best paid in the country, according to the NSW Teachers’ Federation (NSWTF).
NSWTF President Angelo Gavrielatos said an earlier wage deal was struck in April and reaffirmed in June but withdrawn by the government in late July.
“This is unheard of. This is unprecedented. In my decades of experience, never before has a government walked away from a deal in the way that we are experiencing now. This is an act of betrayal,” Mr Gavrilatos told the ABC.