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Strike Action Confirmed

posted 29 May 2019, 14:38 by Debbie Stevens
Dear Parents/Caregivers

The PPTA has advised the Board of Trustees of Waikato Diocesan School for Girls that teachers at our school will be taking the following strike action on Tuesday 4 June 2019:

Year 9 students will be rostered home, which means no formal instruction will be provided for this year level.

*Please note that all other year levels are unaffected, and classes will proceed as per usual. 

After careful consideration, the Board asks that parents/caregivers of Year 9 students keep their daughters home on the day of the rostered home strike, however, we will offer a supervised study to those students who are unable to make alternative arrangements for care. Please ring Student Services 07 8552038 (ext. 2755) to notify us by midday Friday, 31 May, if your Year 9 daughter will be in attendance on Tuesday.
Year 9 boarders who remain at school will be supervised in the day school during school hours (8.30am - 3.30pm). Leave requests for boarders during this time, will need to be submitted to the respective House Parent via Boardingware, as per normal.
The PPTA has also advised of other proposed strike action:

Upcoming Rolling Strike Action
- Year 9 (rostered home) Tuesday 4th June CONFIRMED
- Year 10 (rostered home) Tuesday 11th June  TO BE CONFIRMED 
- Year 11- (rostered home) Tuesday 25th June  TO BE CONFIRMED 
- Year 12 - (rostered home) Tuesday 2nd July TO BE CONFIRMED 
-  Rolling Strikes (Waikato/Taranaki/Central Plateau/WBOP) - Tuesday 18th June TO BE CONFIRMED 

Under the Employment Relations Act, unions are required to give three days’ notice of a strike so formal notice will be provided to the Board in accordance with that timeframe. We will then communicate the confirmed action to our wider community.  

I appreciate that this continued industrial action may be an inconvenience for parents and students alike and thank you for your support of our teaching staff.
Mary Curran