QLD school loses almost ALL teachers after staff WALK OUT over vaccine mandates

A Queensland school has seen almost all of its teachers walk off the job, after the state announced new vaccination rules.

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A regional school in Queensland has almost no teachers left after most of its staff walked out of the classroom to protest against the vaccine mandate.

The majority of teachers have taken leave from Glenwood State School in the Gympie Region, a week before the term ends, according to reports.

Only five teacher aides and the specialist teachers have remained behind at the school.

Glenwood mother Marie Shing, whose 12-year-old daughter Abby Waters is about to complete Year Six at the school, told reporters she heard the news through another parent, which was later confirmed by one of the teachers who left.

All of them have agreed that they’re standing up for their rights,” she told local newspapers.

“I don’t think they’re coming back next year.
I’ve told them the community is proud of them and we stand behind them.’ 

The walkout is a protest against the vaccine mandate that requires high-risk workers, including teachers, to have received their first dose by December 17.

The state is set to bring itself into line with other parts of Australia in mandating vaccines for its 100,000-plus education workforce.

Teachers must then be fully-vaccinated by January 23 — in time for the new school year. 

A workers body has warned the new rules have been brought in too quickly and could lead to an exodus of thousands of teachers in the state.

A Queensland Department of Education spokesperson said the school had made arrangements to ensure the student’s learning was not impacted.

‘Staff absent from work must have a valid reason and provide appropriate evidence to support their absence, as is normal practice,’ she said.

‘Glenwood State School has made arrangements to ensure the continuity of learning for all students will not be impacted.’

The spokesperson said the department of education was standing firm on its vaccination deadline. 

‘Queensland has worked hard to remain COVID-safe since the pandemic began, and this new vaccination requirement is a further step to keep our staff and the students and children in our care, safe,’ she said.

‘The Department of Education will implement the public health direction that requires staff to receive their first dose by 17 December 2021 and second dose by 23 January 2022.

‘All staff will need to comply with the public health order unless they have a valid medical exemption.’  


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9 comments on “QLD school loses almost ALL teachers after staff WALK OUT over vaccine mandates”

  1. “‘Queensland has worked hard to remain COVID-safe since the pandemic began, and this new vaccination requirement is a further step to keep our staff and the students and children in our care, safe,’ she said.”

    The thing is, they’re only fooling themselves now when they talk like this.

    1. “‘Queensland has worked hard to remain COVID-safe since the pandemic began, and this new vaccination requirement is a further step to keep our staff and the students and children in our care, safe,’ she said.”

      But obviously NOT working at all to keep people safe from the hideous harm these dangerous vaccinations are doing. And now they are coming for our kids – causing severe heart disease and risking dozens of other serious adverse effects. Pfizer were forced to release documents that now PROVE the vaccines are dangerous.

  2. Good on The Teachers! ‘Teaching with respect & Leading By Example!’ The Sloughs passing as Politicians, I would suggest to Follow suit & ‘Rule/ Lead by Similar Example’, Alas, this is an Impossibility! I’ve had to upgrade My last Xmas present to Canberra, & other State/ Federal Pollies, from a Pair of Long Range Optics, to a Hubbard Telescope, so The Animal Farm can see BACK to Where the Edge of the Trough is!
    Look a Rescue boat from SINO, for ReSupply!
    Wellness

  3. There is no public health direction covering Education in Qld. The image you have shared was a bleat on Anna’s page – just coz she says the word ‘mandate’ doesn’t mean it’s legally enforceable. This is a classic example of people not checking – including the media. The Qld Dept of Education spokesperson needs to check her facts – the current public health directions are readily available on the Qld Health website – and there is no direction for Education. Mandates are not law. Any ‘fine’ threatened is unenforceable when there is no public health order.
    https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers

    1. You’re missing the obvious. The money shot here is that most of the teaching staff were willing to walk out on their careers over this. So, aside from the precise dictates of the QLD corporate mafia, they obviously must have felt considerable pressure, and I’m pretty sure they would have checked their position first.

  4. A member of my family is a teacher and she and other teachers are in the process of setting up a community school. If I had children, I would not have them going to a state or private school anymore.

  5. Its true, i am a teacher and we all got the email saying get double vaccinated by 23 Jan . I will not comply. The TPAQ union has plans and forms in place to protect our rights. It could work!! If you know of any teachers, tell them about TPAQ

  6. This is a good stand to make. Frankly, you have to wonder whether the government even listens. Fortunately, many groups, business directories and ethical social networks like https://vax3dom.com have filled the vacuum for the unvaxxed who need a voice.

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