Teachers rally against closures

Last updated 05:00 19/02/2013

Related Links

Too early for teacher job loss numbers - Parata

Relevant offers

National

Crash victim's touching tribute to helpers: 'There are such good people in this world' One dead in Whakatane crash Man seriously asaulted in Whangarei car park Truck takes out power pole in Hamilton From internet-piracy accused mogul to household name: the Kim Dotcom legal saga explained Sex offenders living in Waikato community drop English punts talk of electoral deals, Maori seat strategy, into the stands Classic Fighters Omaka crosses fingers for flying conditions after event cancellation Hone Harawira gets clear Te Tai Tokerau run for Mana not running against Maori Party in other seats Pharmac to consider funding tampons and pads following application

A rally against the Government's plans to shut Christchurch schools will be held this afternoon.

Plans for teachers to strike were put on hold last week. Instead, a rally and march will go ahead at CBS Canterbury Arena at 4pm.

New Zealand Educational Institute national president Judith Nowotarski said the strike was called off after the Ministry of Education promised to work with the union to ensure school staff and communities were genuinely consulted on future decisions.

"The ministry has agreed to discuss ways to ensure that from now on teachers and school communities are at the heart of genuine engagement and changes to education in Christchurch."

Staff wanted to call off the strike so they could remain at school to support students during a difficult time, she said.

"Tuesday's rally will show just how concerned teachers and the community are about education."

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content