Kiwi teachers have had enough, and rightly so.
They work horribly long hours, giving their all to kiwi kids, only to feel like their needs are being ignored by the government.
But now with planned strikes going ahead this week and a last minute pay offer... is there finally some hope on the horizon?
President of the Primary Teachers Union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, Lynda Stuart, talks to RadioLIVE’s Long Lunch News Hour...
“Teachers are starting to see the pay being addressed but what’s really concerning them is the managability in the classroom. So their time to teach, that we’ve been talking about for some time, is still an issue for them.”
Lynda Stuart is confident they’ll be able to come together and decide what their next move will be.
“What we’re wanting to do over this week is really consider the offer deeply, so teachers are really drilling down what it means to them. And in a couple of weeks time we’ll do an electronic vote around whether or not they accept or reject the offer.”
Listen to the full interview with Lynda Stuart above.
The Long Lunch with Lynda Hallinan, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.