Techers in the Australian state of Tasmania are to go on strike if the government fails to honour an agreement Leaders of the Australian Educators Union (AEU) in Tasmania have told the government that they have till the second term to honour a pre-election agreement for a payrise or face industrial action. The government had promised to give them pay parity with teachers in other states. The AEU is also campaigning for improved conditions for teaching assistants. The leader of the AEU in Tasmania, Leanne Wright told the Mercury that teachers were not to blame for the state government's failure to manage its finances.