Teachers Walk out in Mega Strike

May 29, 2019, 3:38 p.m.

Primary and secondary educators across New Zealand will unite in what will be the largest strike action in our nation’s history.

Parents, students, whānau and community rallied behind school staff as hundreds took to the main streets of Kaitaia today in support. From young to old and everything in-between, locals sought to get their voices heard.

The latest offer from the Government has been rejected by teachers - was for a $698m pay improvement package for primary teachers and principals and a $500m package for secondary teachers.

Rally organiser and Northland President for NZEI, Justine Gamble, says she’s been teaching in the Far North for 15-years and enough is enough.

“It’s great to the support of community and whānau. It really means a lot. Our teachers are doing their very best with the limited resources they have, we need change now,” said Gamble.

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