School Support Staff to take Industrial Action over Education Cuts First day Back

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The union representing West Australian school support staff will take industrial action on February 1 to protest the state government’s education cuts.

At a meeting this week, CPSU/CSA delegates unanimously agreed to take industrial action after the McGowan government failed to address their concerns.

The union says despite the government’s backflip on $23 million worth of cuts, including reversing a decision to scrap the School of the Air and funding for the gifted and talented program, there are still hundreds of jobs at risk.

CPSU/CSA branch secretary Toni Walkington says industrial action will take place at Wellington Square in East Perth on the first day back at school.

Members at school will also display posters in support of the strike and the union will later organise rolling industrial action at education sites in key electorates.

“This is just the start of the proposed reductions and education workers will be sending a clear message that enough is enough,” Ms Walkington said.