The Herald reports:
Primary school teachers and principals have voted overwhelmingly to reject the Government’s flagship education policy.
The NZEI union has announced that it will not engage in collective negotiations in an attempt to shape how the reform will take shape.
If Labour was offering to pay the best principals and teachers up to $50,000 a year more, you can bet the NZEI would have called it the best reforms ever.
Quite hilarious to have a union reject massive pay increases for their best teachers and principals.
But that’s fine. The Government should just work with the more rational secondary sector, and use the entire $360 million on higher pay levels for new secondary positions.
That could mean either twice as many positions can be created in the secondary sector, or they could double the extra salary allowances!