Serious fix needed for education - primary teachers
The union for primary school teachers and principals says it's time for the Government to get serious about fixing the teaching profession. Yesterday NZEI members rejected the government's latest pay offer and said they could strike next month. Teachers have gone on strike twice since August calling for smaller class sizes, more resources and an increase in salaries. The Employment Relations Authority has criticised the union's demands as "totally unrealistic" and has urged teachers to take the government's offer. Lynda Stuart is the president of the primary teachers union NZEI.