EXCLUSIVE: Teachers Are Going to Strike in 2023 – Here’s What You Need to Know

Written by Dan

It’s been a long time, but teachers are finally ready to take a stand against the government. This article will discuss the looming teacher’s strike in 2023 and what you need to know about it. Teachers have been pushed to the brink by years of inflation that have outpaced their pay raises, and many are now leaving the profession altogether. This is sure to hurt our schools and our children’s education. Stay tuned for more information as the story unfolds!

What would lead to a teacher’s strike in 2023, and what are the main issues?

A teacher’s strike in 2023 would be a direct result of low pay, lack of funding and support from the government, and inadequate benefits. Teachers have had to endure salary freezes for years and are now asking for better wages to keep up with inflation. Other issues include adequate resources for teaching materials, school safety provisions, and excellent job protection for educators.

Inflation currently sits at over 10%, but we teachers have only been given a pay rise of 5%. This means our wages need to keep up with inflation, meaning less money to pay for rent and bills.

How would a teacher’s strike impact students and parents?

A teacher’s strike would have a significant impact on students and parents. First, it could mean schools are closing or adjusting their curriculum due to the lack of teachers. A potential reduction in services could also mean students being forced to attend class with fewer resources and support than usual. Further, a teacher’s strike would likely result in increased stress and anxiety for students who rely on their teachers.

Parents would be struck, too. They’d have to find alternative arrangements while their children’s education suffers and face the financial burden of covering extra costs associated with finding alternate childcare or educational programs.

What is the government doing to prevent a teacher’s strike from happening in 2023?

So far, the government have stuck to their line of no more pay raises. They have said there would be no lee-way in negotiations, and although they are prepared to meet with the Union chiefs, it is pointless.

How will the National Education Unions negotiators breakthrough in their talks with the government? They plan to use data and evidence to demonstrate the importance of teachers and the need for better wages. They also hope to attract public support by linking teacher pay with high-quality education, which could pressure the government to increase salaries.

A strike will inevitably occur if the government does not offer more money. The government will have to decide if they are willing to sacrifice the quality of education for their political gain. It’s a tough decision, but only time will tell how it plays out.

Are there other professions that could potentially go on strike in 2023?

Yes, other professions are likely to be affected in 2023. For example, nurses and other healthcare professionals have long been fighting for better wages, job security and improved working conditions.

Public sector workers such as police officers and firefighters have also seen their pay stagnate over the past few years, leading to calls for higher salaries.

Furthermore, transportation workers such as bus drivers, train operators and airport staff have also been vocal in their demands for better pay and working conditions.

These professions will likely continue to push for improved wages and job security over the next few years. In addition, the rising cost of living could lead to other occupations joining the call for a strike in 2023.


Q: Why are teachers striking?
A: Teachers are striking because they feel their pay needs to keep up with inflation, and they must be given adequate resources to do their job effectively. They also ask for improved benefits, such as better job security and school safety provisions.

Q: How long will teachers strike for?
A: It depends on the outcome of their negotiations with the government. If they are successful, they may not need to strike at all. However, if the government does not offer them satisfactory terms, a strike could last for days, weeks or even months.

Q: Can teachers get in trouble for striking?
A: It depends on the jurisdiction in which they are striking. Some countries or states may make strikes illegal, while others will allow them as a form of peaceful protest. Teachers need to know their rights before taking action.

Q: How can I support the teacher’s strike?
A: There are many ways to support the teacher’s strike. You can write letters of support to your elected representatives, share information about the strike on your social media networks, or organize protests or demonstrations in solidarity with striking teachers. You could also donate money or supplies to exceptional teachers. The best way to support them is to spread awareness and help amplify their voices.

Q: Can Unions force teachers to strike?
A: No, unions cannot force teachers to strike. Partnerships can provide information and support to teachers, but the decision about whether or not to strike ultimately lies with individual teachers.

About The Author

I'm Dan Higgins, one of the faces behind The Teaching Couple. With 15 years in the education sector and a decade as a teacher, I've witnessed the highs and lows of school life. Over the years, my passion for supporting fellow teachers and making school more bearable has grown. The Teaching Couple is my platform to share strategies, tips, and insights from my journey. Together, we can shape a better school experience for all.






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