It is the third strike in six months called by the NSW Teachers Federation and Independent Education Union NSW/ACT, representing 85,000 teachers.
Teachers march to State Parliament during a strike by NSW public school and Catholic school teachers in Sydney, on Thursday, 30 June 2022. Source: AAP / NIKKI SHORT/AAPIMAGE
The strike is expected to have affected about a million families statewide, just a day before a two-week school break.
“We have a crisis in the form of a teacher shortage, a crisis that is the government’s own making,” NSW Teachers Federation president Angelo Gavrielatos said.
Ms Mitchell defended the government’s public sector wages policy, calling it the most generous in the country.
“This morning it will be closer to 10, maybe 15 minutes.”