The ODT reports that the PPTA is taking a day of strike action on Wednesday and after a bit of digging it seems they are striking everywhere but Christchurch at the same time.
Now I know for a fact that workers don’t strike without good cause but I’ve not seen much detail of the negotiations. I know that there’s an inflation pay rise at stake, that teachers want free flu vaccine and moderated class sizes and I know that the government has told the ministry there’s no money (well not for the people that teach our children).
But after a look on the PPTA site and a trawl for their media releases I can’t seem to find out much more except that they are calling for the savings made from not paying salary during the strike to the Christchurch quake relief fund.
It could be that I’m just not looking in the right place or that the media has been slack in reporting the detail but with strike action only two days away I’d like a little more information and I reckon a lot of other people would too. And if the union doesn’t provide it the government’s spin doctors will.
So if any of you have fact sheets or any other information it would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to post in the comments section.