26 Aug 2010

PPTA staying quiet on strike action

8:34 pm on 26 August 2010

The union for secondary school teachers is giving little away on whether strike action is likely over stalled pay talks.

The Post Primary Teachers Association has finished a round of stop-work meetings for members after rejecting the Ministry of Education's offer which included a 1.5% increase this year, with a further 1% next year.

The PPTA wants a 4% pay rise.

Union president Kate Gainsford says they would like to see progress at the table rather than strike action and the result of the vote will be announced on Monday.