Teachers in Queensland State, Australia have been on strike today over pay and workload. The 8500 teachers taking part in the action all work at Catholic schools. This is the latest stage in a long-running dispute, particularly over the disparity in pay between teachers in Queensland and those other parts of Australia. In New South Wales a teacher can earn up to $5000 (US) more a year.

Teachers say they have a lot support from one parents. One said: "They understand the pressures that we have as teachers – it's not just about money, it's also about workload and supporting us to provide quality education for their students."

11 rallies took place across the state today, including in the capital, Brisbane.