3 Aug 2023

Minister on pay offer to teachers

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 3 August 2023
Education minister Jan Tinetti

Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver

The Education Minister says a new pay offer recognises teachers as the corner stone of the education system.

Secondary school teachers are being offered a pay rise of about 14.5 percent by the start of 2025.

After a long dispute, an employment panel has recommended the pay increase - less than what the teachers wanted, but more than what the government had in mind. 

Post Primary Teacher's Association acting president Chris Abercrombie says it's not perfect but they will be recommending it to their members. 

Education Minister Jan Tinetti spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.