Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 9:00 am Press Release: Green Party
The Green Party stands with ECE teachers striking for
better funding and conditions.
conditions of our teachers are the learning conditions of
our tamariki. The Green Party is calling on the incoming
Government to prioritise our teachers and address the many
issues the sector faces” says Green Party education
spokesperson Teanau Tuiono.
“We acknowledge that
this is the first time early childhood teachers and workers
have taken strike action - and they would not have taken
that decision lightly.
“This is hugely significant
and shows how bad the conditions have become.
they may be valued by many of us, they have not been valued
by the Government. Nearly every one of us will remember a
teacher who helped inspire us. But, the work is demanding
“The incoming Education Minister,
whoever that may be, needs to come to the table and ensure
that serious issues around funding, understaffing, and
student to teacher ratios are resolved, so that every
teacher is supported to teach our youngest,” says Teanau
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