“Successive governments have allowed pay levels in South Australia to stagnate” – Howard Spreadbury, SA Branch President of Australian Education Union

Whether it’s finishing up at 3pm or having plenty of holidays, all too often you’ll hear that teachers have it easy. However, recent months have seen teachers take the fight to the government over wages, saying they’re not being paid enough, particularly due to the work they do out of hours. Despite pledges to invest in schools, many in the education sector aren’t convinced. We spoke to a number of educators at this month’s major protest in Adelaide to get their views. Howard Spreadbury, the Australian Education Union SA Branch President, also spoke to Wavelength about the importance of school funding and teaching.

Meanwhile, have you ever considered starting your own business? Well imagine doing that at just 11-years-old. Samuel Weavers, the illustrious entrepreneur behind Sam’s Popcorn, had a chat with Wavelength about his business. Also this episode, Dry July is well and truly underway. With over 43,000 people taking part this year, Wavelength spoke to an Adelaidian who’s committed to the cause.

Listen to the full episode of this week’s Wavelength below, or click here to subscribe and listen via your preferred podcast platform.

Listen to Wavelength live and join the convos about Adelaide you should be having, every Monday night from 6pm on Fresh 92.7. 

Airdate: July 22, 2019

Reporters: Adrian Garcia Rodriguez, Amila Dedovic & Arjuna Ganesan 

Photo: Fresh 92.7 

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