9 Jun 2023

More strikes as high school teachers reject latest pay offer

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 9 June 2023

It's more missed classes on the timetable for secondary students, as teachers walk off the job again after overwhelmingly rejecting their latest pay offer.

Members of the Post Primary Teachers Association voted against the offer of three pay rises over two years plus a $4500 payment.

The offer is almost identical to one accepted this week by primary teachers. The rejection means from Monday industrial action will ramp up at high schools.

PPTA members will refuse to teach two year levels per day, except on Fridays, for the remaining three weeks of the school term.

We asked parents what they thought about it. PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president Chris Abercrombie spoke to Lisa Owen.