New Zealand

10th March 1995 at 00:00
Thousands of primary teachers went on strike last week after reaching a stand-off with the Government over their pay claim. Up to 19,000 teachers joined the two-day strike closing most of the country's 2,400 primary and intermediate schools.

The government says its offer would boost teachers' salaries by 12.5 per cent by 1997, but the primary union argues that wages for basic-scale staff will have risen by only 1.87 per cent between 1990 and 1998. However, the main sticking point is the government's refusal to pay primary teachers the same as secondary staff.

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