Education Minister Chris Hipkins on the NZEI's strike action
Comments from Education Minister Chris Hipkins on the NZEI's strike action
“It is disappointing that NZEI has decided to go ahead with strike action before asking its members to consider the strong new offer made this week during facilitation.
“The new offer is worth $698 million, an increase of $129 million from the previous offer.
“The new offer would mean significant pay increases for their members and an offer to provide for paid meetings to discuss the offer.
“It means most teachers would get between $9,500 and $11,000 extra annually in their pay packets by 2020.
“NZEI let their members down by not allowing them to consider new offer before going on strike.
“They should stop the strike and allow a vote.”