The Herald reports:
Education Minister Chris Hipkins says the pay offer put to teachers and principals this week was “the final deal” – apparently quashing school principals’ hopes that they might get more.
Primary school principals have voted to reject the deal they were offered, even though primary teachers have accepted their deal.
The final deal? Hipkins said that a month ago and then blinked and offered $250 million more.
Some principals have said the deal would give their deputy principals higher pay packages than the principals themselves.
Which is daft.