Industrial Action Suspended – No rostering home this week

21 May 2023 

Negotiations Update – Industrial Action Suspended
On Friday 19th May, Minister Tinetti facilitated a meeting between NZEI and PPTA with the Ministry of Education to discuss options for finding a way forward in the current stalled collective bargaining.

The meeting was constructive, and the parties shared a willingness to work towards a solution.

The following was agreed:

  • All strike notices will be suspended, and no further industrial action will continue or occur while this agreement is in place
  • The Ministry will work with urgency to explore options for a revised offer
  • The Minster will continue to support the Ministry of Education, NZEI and PPTA to work together to negotiate an achievable solution
  • No further public communication will occur
  • This agreement remains in place until 11.59 pm on Tuesday 30 May 2023 unless otherwise agreed
  • For PPTA Te Wehengarua members this means that all industrial action is suspended until 11.59 pm Tuesday 30 May, unless you hear otherwise from PPTA Te Wehengarua

This includes rostering home, the relief and meeting bans, and the Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu members’ strike action.

Principals and board chairs will receive notification of suspension of strike action tomorrow at 7:00 am.