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Teachers could strike in 3 weeks, if their pay deal is knocked back.

Education Minister Grace Grace believes the government is close to finalising a deal with teachers, who are threatening to walk off the job in a matter of weeks.

Teachers are asking for a 4.4% wage increase as part of their enterprise bargain agreement, and plan to strike if a deal isn't reached by July 18th.

The State Government are offering a 2.5% salary rise.

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