Canterbury teachers to decide on strike action today
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 8:37a.m.
By 3 News online staff
Teachers in Canterbury will today consider whether to take industrial action over their concerns about the Government's plans to restructure education in the region.
New Zealand's largest education union, the NZEI, says hundreds are expected to turn out at a meeting in Christchurch and they are determined to send a message to the government about reforms they say could be rolled out nationwide.
“There is a very high level of anger among the educating workforce down in Christchurch,” NZEI president Ian Leckie told Firstline this morning.
“They want the people of Christchurch and themselves to be listened to.”
Mr Leckie says the teachers’ union has not yet decided on strike action, but the entire Canterbury teaching workforce coming together is momentous.
“There are decisions being made that are excluding teachers, schools and their community’s voices and ultimately what we’re seeing in Christchurch is radical change on a large scale,” says Mr Leckie.
He says the region’s entire education workforce will attend the meeting today.
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5/03/2013 7:42:57 a.m.
I think the education minister is full of herself,leaeve the teachers alone to do there job,and dont split the kids up from primary straight to secondary school,who ever is giveing her advise is full of themselves
6/12/2012 11:18:43 a.m.
Sack them all.
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