Industrial Action - 15 August 2018

Employees covered by the Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement and Primary Principals' Collective Agreement will participate in industrial (strike) action on 15 August 2018.

For more information on the strike itself, please visit:

Authorised users who have staff at their school covered by the Collective Agreements will be emailed a spreadsheet to complete and return. Please follow the instructions and return via email to no later than 5pm 16 August 2018. This needs to be returned even if there are no changes, and can be sent from a non-authorised email address.

Please note: this mailbox will not be monitored for feedback. Please only send through the spreadsheet and if you have any questions or concerns, contact your Payroll Adviser.

Additional information on how to fill out the spreadsheet:

  1. Please open the spreadsheet and enter the authorised user's (e.g. the Principal's) 7-digit MoE number for the password. Read the front page.

  2. Note the three tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet. Click through to "Fulltime & Parttime".

  3. Go down the list of employees and mark with an "X" if they did not participate in the strike. If they did, just leave the cell blank.

  4. For part-time employees, enter the hours they would normally work on 15 Wednesday 2018 using the format. For example, two and a half hours would be represented as below:

  5. Please click on the Relievers & Others tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet. Enter the names and details of any Day Relievers who were scheduled to work, but are participating in the strike.

    Enter the names and details of any full- and part-time employees who are participating in the strike, but absent from the main tab.

    For part-time employees, fill in the Hours Normally Worked column as above.

  6. Once you have entered all information, save the spreadsheet, then send as an attachment to

  7. Print all three tabs. The declaration is then signed by the duly delegated representative of the board and retained for your records.

    Note: The Employment Relations Act 2000 requires employers to report every strike to the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The Ministry of Education will do this on behalf of boards, using the information supplied by boards on their returns. MBIE records the numbers of all union members striking, and the hours and salaries lost.