Education Minister Chris Hipkins says teachers are seeking “unreasonable total costs” in collective contract negotiations.
The Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) is not ruling out joining the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) in taking strike action.
Early childhood teachers and teaching support staff in Marlborough have called for an end to a six year pay freeze.
ORS funding allows the ministry to provide specialists, additional teachers, aides and support items to students, to help their needs. About 1 per cent of students receive ORS funding.
NZEI: Learning Support specialists employed directly by the Ministry of Education have begun a secret online vote over whether to strike for a day on Tuesday 21 August.