21 Jun 2023

Parent gives teachers a Not Achieved grade

From Morning Report, 6:14 am on 21 June 2023

Some parents are giving the post primary teacher's union a NOT ACHIEVED grade for its ongoing industrial action.

Erin Train is a farmer in Hawkes Bay and her son has missed out on over a month of schooling this year due to flooding and - as she describes it- the PPTA's heavy handed tactics.

It led Mrs Train to get in touch with the union and she spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.

The secondary school teachers union has agreed to arbitration of its pay dispute but will continue rostering thousands of students home each day until terms of reference are finalised.

It says it wants to keep pressure on the Education Ministry to ensure an agreement is reached quickly.