NSW Public School Teachers Strike for the First Time in a Decade [Headlines] - Hope 103.2

NSW Public School Teachers Strike for the First Time in a Decade [Headlines]

For the first time in a decade, NSW public school teachers are on strike.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 7 Dec 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

NSW public school teachers are on strike for the first time in a decade.

Parents are being advised to keep children at home, with only basic supervision being offered at some schools.

Teachers are demanding better pay and expressing concern over workload and potential staff shortages.

Train and bus drivers are taking industrial action today.

Up to 75 percent of trains are not running as workers are refusing to operate carriages that are built overseas.

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Buses are out of action in Sydney’s South-West between Parramatta, Liverpool and Bonnyrigg.

Authorities are advising people to plan their trip if they are wanting to holiday in Queensland.

The border will reopen four days earlier than expected from 1:00 am next Monday.

Vaccinated interstate travellers can enter Queensland without needing to quarantine.

Health authorities are calling parents of teenagers to book them in for COVID-19 vaccinations over the school holidays.

This time of year is usually when families and friends get together to celebrate, but a third of Australians are feeling lonelier during this festive season.

The Red Cross survey has found women and younger people are feeling the loneliest.

The World Health Organisation says malaria surged last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting health services.

241 million cases of malaria were reported last year, 14 million more than the previous year.

The US has confirmed that it will not send any diplomats or officials to the Beijing Winter Olympics, as a protest against human rights abuses.

American athletes will be allowed to compete.