Thursday, July 18, 2024

Teachers strike action shelved

Teacher unions have suspended all current and planned industrial action following a meeting with Education Minister, Jan Tinetti, on Friday.

The Minister facilitated a meeting between NZEI and PPTA with the Ministry of Education to discuss options for finding a way forward in the current stalled collective bargaining.

In a statement, Ms Tinetti said the meeting was constructive, and the parties shared a willingness to work towards a solution.

The following was agreed:

  • All strike notices will be suspended, and no further industrial action will continue or occur while this agreement is in place;
  • The Ministry will work with urgency to explore options for a revised offer;
  • The Minster will continue to support the Ministry of Education, NZEI and PPTA to work together to negotiate an achievable solution;
  • No further public communication will occur;
  • This agreement remains in place until 30th┬áMay 2023 unless otherwise agreed;
  • The agreement can be extended beyond the 30th┬áMay 2023 by mutual agreement by all parties if required.

PPTA members had previously planned to take part in partial strike action on Tuesday and Thursday this week; while primary and area school principals were scheduled to finish voting on possible industrial action today.

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