Learning Support Workers Strike Day Actions

Join in on a day of strike day activities to show support for Learning Support Workers! Events all around the country - with some details yet to come. Details of strike locations and activities can be found below - and are being updated. If yours aren't here yet, they are coming.

Frequently Asked Questions about striking.




Dunedin MoE Office

Edinburgh room at NZEI building on 333 Princes Street

9:00am - midday

9am - Meet Edinburgh room NZEI building and make picket signs and placards prep for march to Ministry of Education.

10am - 10.30 March along Pavement from NZEI office to MOE in Moray place 

10.30 - 12:00 - Picket outside MOE. Principals and schools come to sign pledge of support

12 noon - 1:30pm - march to and picket in lower Octagon

Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane, Taupō

Teshas Coffee Cart on Ranolf St by Kuirau Park, Rotorua

11:30am - 4:00pm

All members from the BOP offices travel to Rotorua. Meet at the Teshas Coffee Cart by Kuirau Park Carpark on Ranolf St. Walk along Ranolf Street towards Arawa St roundabout.

Speakers: NZEI National President Lynda Stuart and Michael Foxx

Picket at Pukeroa Hill alongside supporters.

3pm-4pm Fraser cove picket action


Wellington, Porirua & Hutt Valley

Cenotaph, Pipitea

11:30am - 1:00pm

Members will meet at the Cenotaph at 11:30am for a short briefing.

Both members and suporters will then march to Matauranga House at 33 Bowen Street.

Here members will begin picketing and doing chants outside the MoE office


Corner of Hereford Street and Durham Street

11:45 - 1:30pm

11:45am - meet on grass at corner of Hereford and Durham Street for songs and chants

12:40pm - speeches from key speakers including NZEI National Secretary, Paul Goulter

1:00pm - continue songs and chants

1:05pm - Community picket-nic begins

1:30pm - Walk down to Christchurch Labour MP's electorate office at 282 Durham/Armagh Street

Wear purple and bring a friend/teacher/Principal/Senco/Parent!


Home Straight, Te Rapa

7:30am - 9:30am

Meet at MoE Hamilton - Home Straight, Te Rapa

Street Demonstration at the Bunnings lights

Cnr Home Straight and Te Rapa Road

Wear purple and bring a friend/teacher/Principal/Senco/Parent!


New Plymouth

Mangorei Road Intersection

Len Lye Centre

Corner of Dawson and Powderham Street

8:00am - 4:30pm

Meet and demonstrate in the following places

8:00am-9:00am - Mangorei Road Intersection

12:00pm-1:00pm - Len Lye Centre

3:30pm-4:30pm - Corner of Dawson and Powderham Streets

In between events, distribute flyers on car window screens

Hawkes Bay

Marine Parade

Hastings Clock Tower

Corner of Riverbend and Kennedy Road

7:30am - 3:15pm

7:30am - Assemble on Marine Parade in Napier by Masonic Hotel

Demonstration on roundabout and 3 adjacent corners

12:00pm - Assemble at Hastings Clock Tower by sheep.

Encourage schools and community supporters to join by 12:45pm

3:15pm - Assemble at Corners of Riverbend and Kennedy Road lights


Meet At Verve Cafe

7:45am - 10:30am

7.45am - Meet At Verve Cafe

8.15am- 9.30am - Rally at Hei Pipi for a demonstration

9:30am-10:30am - Meet at Watson Rm Cosmopolitan Club 


Meet outside Money Factory 

8:00am - midday

8:00am - Outside Money Factory on road picketing, followed by MP visits

11am -  Town Square

Central Otago


9:00am -3:00pm

See Paula Reynolds


MoE Auckland office, Normanby Rd, Mt Eden.


10:00am - 1:00pm

10am Gather in the courtyard at MoE Auckland office, Normanby Rd, Mt Eden.

Move to Mt Eden Rd - streetside action.

11:30am 'Picketnic' in Tahaki Reserve, Normanby Rd (over the road from MoE office).
Sausage sizzle etc.



Seymour Square


11:00am - 1:00pm

Meet at Seymour Square to talk with community members.


Nelson /Motueka

Seymour Square - Blenheim


8.00am - 4.00pm - with breaks

8.30 car pooling Nelson to Blenheim for 11:00am Seymour Square event



Outside Harvey Norman


11am - 1pm

Community BBQ at Harvey Norman.


Traveling to participate in Christchurch events

7:30am - 12:00pm

A delegation from the Timaru office will participate in the Christchurch events.

Other Ministry staff meeting with Jo Luxton (List MP) on strike day


Travel to Palmerston North


Travel to Palmerston North for a rally in the square (TBC)


MoE building in Chester Street

8:00am - 12:00pm

8:00am - 9:00am - Assemble for a rally in the carpark at MoE building in Chester Street, Whanganui.

12:00pm - Travel to Palmerston Nth for a rally in the square. (TBC)


main street


Picket main street