The teacher’s ‘mega strike’ proposed for May 29 is expected to close almost all primary schools and colleges on the Hibiscus Coast.
One exception is the private Wentworth Primary and College which coincidentally has an Open Day, planned for months, that takes place on the day of the strike.
Teachers are striking for a better pay offer from Government, as well as issues such as classroom sizes. During union meetings earlier this month, members of the NZ Educational Institute (NZEI) voted to hold a day of joint strike action with the Post Primary Teachers’ Association.
Rolling strikes later in the year are also possible. Last November’s NZEI strike included some local protest action, pictured.