Ministry disappointed NZEI has extended strike action

The Ministry of Education is disappointed that planned strike action by primary school principals and teachers has been extended to a full day, says Deputy Secretary of Early Learning and Student Achievement Ellen MacGregor-Reid.

 “We value the work principals and teachers do and progressing these negotiations is a priority for us.

 “We are disappointed the union has decided to take strike action while we are still in the negotiating process.

 “As we announced yesterday we have entered into mediation. Both parties wish to explore every possible avenue to reach an agreement.

 “We will continue to negotiate in good faith.”

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