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Teachers protest at Create The Vibe in Mary St, Thames. Photos: GORDON PREECE

Teachers strike

Thames Valley teachers and principals left the classroom for the streets in Thames, Paeroa and Waihī on March 16 as part of a nationwide strike for better conditions to improve public education. The rallies were organised by the Post Primary Teachers Association and the New Zealand Educational Institute after both unions rejected Ministry of Education offers to increase staff, and allow better pay and working conditions. Reporter GORDON PREECE captured the protest.

Thames Valley teachers are planning to strike again on May 11. File Photo: GORDON PREECE
Haley Stewart, left, Anna Walters, Hannah Anderson.
Teacher Deane Scott, left, with teacher Maree Entwisle.
Phil Gurnick and Anisha Khan.
Suzy Dunser and Luke Devery.