Pūnga mātauranga

Strike 2023

09 Mar 2023

Tens of thousands of kaiako and tumuaki have voted to strike for better conditions to improve public education for tamariki. Here's everything you need to know to take part in the collective action on 16 March

We will keep this page updated with all of the most recent information and resources in the lead up to strike day.

Calendar of events for strike action

Here is a link to the events page for all strikes happening across Aotearoa:

Teacher & Principal Strike Action 16 March 2023 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Resources for schools and kindergartens

Visual resources

Here are visual resources for schools and kindergartens. These include strike branded posters you can print out and display.
There are also editable posters you can type the name of your kindergarten or school and details of the strike into and print out to display for parents and whānau.

For newsletters and social media posts

Here is content you can use in your newsletters or on social media to explain why we are going on strike.

(There are both docx and pdf versions of the file below)

Resources for whānau and parents

Here are resources for whānau and parents to show their support for the strike. 

Petition to politicians 

Please sign our open message to Minister for Education Jan Tinetti, and local MPs around the country, to show your support for the teaching profession, and for the best possible learning environment for our tamariki, here: Whakamana kaiako, whakamana tumuaki | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Whakamana heart posters 

You can show your support by printing of the below posters and writing your own message inside the heart. Instructions are also provided below.

Community Flyers

This flyer explains the reasons behind the strike and provide a QR to the above open message to Jan Tinetti. These can be printed off and distributed. 

Social media tiles

Here are social media tiles you can share or use as profile pictures.