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Secondary school teachers can planned strike

Education Minister Chris Hipkins. Photo: RNZ/Dom Thomas.

The secondary school teachers union has cancelled next week's partial strike because of progress in talks with the government.

A full day meeting between teacher unions and the government on Thursday was aimed at finding a solution to deadlocked collective agreement negotiations for both primary and secondary teachers.

The Post Primary Teachers Association is refusing to make any comment other than to say it has cancelled next Tuesday's planned strike affecting Year 10 students.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says in a statement there was constructive progress in yesterday's talks.

Chris called the meeting following last week's first-ever nationwide joint strike by is nearly 50,000 primary teachers and principals and secondary teachers.

Union members started rolling secondary school industrial action this week, refusing to teach year nine students on Tuesday.

They were due to continue each Tuesday for four weeks affecting a different year group each week.

-RNZ

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