Message to parents about field staff strike - 21 August

Some Ministry-employed field staff including psychologists, speech language therapists, early intervention teachers and other specialists are on strike.

We value the work that Field Staff do, and remain committed to progressing negotiations with NZEI Te Riu Roa and APEX towards settling this agreement.

We will have arrangements in place to manage urgent appointments, as well as supporting schools if there are any Traumatic Incidents during the strike action. Our staff are committed to supporting children and young people they work with so will either rearrange any appointments or if it’s an urgent case, our other staff will ensure their needs are met.

Contact your local Ministry office if you need support

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