27 May 2011

Area school teachers reach pay settlement

4:25 pm on 27 May 2011

The Ministry of Education and unions have settled the area school teachers' collective agreement.

The proposed deal provides an average pay rise of 2.8% over 22 months, plus a $300 payment.

The settlement will now be put to teachers working in more than 90 schools that have both primary and secondary school-age students.

It is similar to agreements reached by primary and secondary teachers in the past six months.