ntblog.jpg  Teachers from New South Wales on strike earlier this year Members of the Australian Education Union (AEU) in the Northern Territory of Australia stopped work on April 28th  in pursuit of a 15% pay increase Teachers in the North Eastern Australian state met at a large meeting in Darwin to express their dissatisfaction with the governments' offer of 11% over three years. If the government does not improve their offer before May 7th the teachers will strike again. There was another well attended meeting in Alice Springs.Teachers are not only dissatisfied with their pay but want more help to deal with behavioural issues in the classroom. Pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties are a big problem in large classes.  The teachers have already won some concessions from the government including increased allowances for those working in remote schools but are determined to continue their action until their demands are met.