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Teachers in wharekura and area schools have voted overwhelmingly to strike next Wednesday alongside their primary and secondary colleagues.

It’s the first time all teachers in the compulsory schooling sector have taken strike action at the same time.

The ballot to strike took place earlier this week after four days of talks over several weeks with the Ministry of Education failed to even result in an offer from the Ministry.

NZEI Te Riu Roa president Lynda Stuart says the teachers faced the same issues as their primary and secondary counterparts, including more teaching time, more pay to attract people into the profession and more support for children with additional learning needs.

Most of the 136 area schools in New Zealand are kura kaupapa Māori or wharekura in rural areas, or urban composite schools with students from primary to secondary.







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