We need teachers


We need enough primary school teachers to ensure our kids have the best start in life.

But over the last six years there has been a 40% drop in teacher trainees.

Primary school teachers and principals are campaigning so we have enough teachers to ensure a bright future for the next generation.

Teachers have launched an advertising campaign and will strike on Wednesday 15 September. (The last thing teachers want to do is strike, but they’re determined to send a strong message that our kids need teachers in every classroom.)

How you can help

  1. Share their video: https://www.facebook.com/NZEITeRiuRoa/videos/10156008008441596 (you don’t have to be on FB to see it)
  2. If you have a child at primary, ask them to draw a picture to show how much they’d miss their teacher if they were gone: http://weneedweekends.co.nz/
  3. Support the teachers’ strike on Wednesday 15 September.

If you would like assistance, please email campaigns@psa.org.nz.

Strike information

More info

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