NZEI Te Riu Roa principal and teacher members have both voted for full day strike action on August 15.
The Ministry of Education and primary teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa have both expressed their wish to explore "every possible avenue to reach an agreement" through mediation to resolve negotiations over the primary teachers' collective agreement.
It is disappointing that primary teachers and principals have decided so early in negotiations to go on strike, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a brand new primary school in Hobsonville and more classrooms in West Auckland as part of a $49 million investment in Auckland schools.
Primary teachers and principals will go on strike on August 15.
The country's primary school principals and teachers will begin meetings today over whether to accept a pay offer or take industrial action.
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