Labor offer not enough for NT teachers

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BY RUTH RATCLIFFE

DARWIN — Teachers throughout the Northern Territory have voted overwhelmingly to reject the 6% pay rise offer made by the new Labor government and to go on strike for a day.

If the strike goes ahead it will be the first full day strike by teachers in territory history.

Labor's pay offer is exactly the same as that made by the former Country Liberal Party government.

Education minister Syd Stirling said "that's the offer, there's no more money" and cited the $100 million budget deficit as the reason the government was unable to raise teachers' salaries.

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