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Local teachers protest

SOUTH Gippsland teachers staged a half-day protest today (Wednesday, October 31) outside the Wonthaggi office of Member for Bass Ken Smith.

Although the organisers had expected a healthy turnout they believe numbers were boosted by the veteran politician’s claims that a large part of the crowd would be ring-ins from Melbourne. More than 200 local educators, incensed by the remarks, turned up.

“It’s hard to sustain these things. This is out third stop work action. Usually you find that numbers start to dwindle as it proceeds. But this time you can see that the momentum’s continued on. I don’t think we’ve ever had this many protest locally,” AEU South Gippsland president Russell Ogden told the Star.

Read more in next week’s Star.

Watch the video of the protest below.

Short URL: http://thestar.com.au/?p=5417

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