IMPORTANT PANUI- Teacher’s and Principal’s Strike-16 March 2023

IMPORTANT PANUI-Teacher’s and Principal’s Strike-16 March 2023

No School for Children

I firstly want to acknowledge the significant disruption the strike may cause you. It is a nationwide decision, all teachers and principals who are NZEI Union members will strike on that day.


Our tamariki need a quality education. We want to give that to them. Unfortunately, the funding for our schools is not enough for us to give us the time we
would like to support all our kids to thrive. We need to attract and retain educators by ensuring that teaching is a valued and attractive profession. Principals and teachers in primary and area schools have considered at length offers from the government to settle our respective collective agreements. The offers did not meet our expectations, nor make sufficient steps towards the changes we need for our children to succeed. 

You may have already seen via the media that we voted to take industrial action on 16 March.

It’s the last thing we wanted to do. The decision was not taken lightly. We felt that this was the only way the government would listen and recognise that when they support our children to learn and succeed, we are supporting whānau and communities to thrive. Together with your support, our tamariki will get the support they deserve and need.

Nga mihi

Brent Griffin

Posted: Fri 10 Mar 2023


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