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#MoreThanThanks strike: What life is like as a teacher in the Illawarra

Shannon Tonkin
By Shannon Tonkin
Updated May 4 2022 - 6:19am, first published December 12 2021 - 5:00pm
Illawarra teachers lift the lid on a profession in crisis

Sixty hour weeks, poor mental health, stagnant pay and a crippling amount of paperwork: welcome to a career in teaching. In the wake of last week's strike action, six Illawarra educators lay bare the reality of teaching in 2021 as they fight for better pay and working conditions for this generation and the next.

Think our school teachers have it easy in 2021? Think again.

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