The half-hour strike will affect 196 schools, beginning at 9:00am tomorrow.

Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland and Northern Territory (IEUA-QNT) branch secretary Terry Burke said that union members will use the 30 minutes tomorrow to discuss whether to escalate their campaign.

Work bans announced at the beginning of the month remain in place.

“The failure of Queensland Catholic school employers to have a plan to deal with the work intensification of their teachers has left our members no other choice but to take this action,” Burke said.

“We need real measures to address this crisis facing our teachers in order to protect the quality of education in our schools.

“It’s the professional and personal lives of our teachers at stake.

“Queensland Catholic school employers can’t continue to bury their head in the sand when it comes to the impacts of workload – for both the staff and their schools.”

A full list of schools affected by the strike can be found on the IEUA-QNT website.