Teach­ers take protest to streets

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

STRIKE AC­TION: PPTA mem­bers went on strike last week. Mem­bers (pic­tured) from For­est View High School and Toko­roa High School took to the streets of Toko­roa to voice their con­cerns. They joined thou­sands of sec­ondary and in­ter­me­di­ate school teach­ers who were protest­ing stalled pay ne­go­ti­a­tion talks as they seek a four per cent pay rise. The one-day strike was the first in eight years for the PPTA af­ter mem­bers re­jected the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion’s of­fer of 1.5 per cent this year and a fur­ther one per cent next year. Ne­go­ti­a­tions are also over changes to class sizes, non­con­tact time, health and safety, equal­ity and call-back days, and work con­di­tions.

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