Around 3500 staff from Catholic schools in Victoria are expected to participate in a state-wide stoppage today as thousands of teachers, principals and support staff go on strike, reports The Age.
The strike, which will see more than 170 Victorian state schools close, includes will go ahead after the Australian Education and Union and state government failed to reach a last-minute resolution over pay and conditions at a meeting on Tuesday.
More than 30,000 government school staff are expected to walk off the job as 172 schools close for the day. At last September's mass strike, around 400 state schools closed completely.
AEU Victorian president Meredith Peace said every Victorian school would be affected.
"Our members are indicating to us that they are very frustrated and angry at the state government for letting this go on for so long," she said.
Victorian teachers' strike to hit 172 schools (Age)