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Paid union meetings, 2016

PPTA and NZEI joined together for a historic series of paid union meetings, in which we discussed what we would do about the threat of bulk funding. See meeting roundups here.

Havelock North – 15 September

September 22, 2016

You can’t keep Havelock North down, and you can’t keep Havelock North’s educators away from their paid union meeting either

Hastings – 14 September

September 22, 2016

Hastings members out in force at Hastings Girls.

Rotorua – 14 September

September 22, 2016

Massive energy here at the #betterfunding PUM in Rotorua #HistoricalHui #NZEI #PPTA #HeAhaTeMeaNui? pic.twitter.com/P67VALg4je — Alex Le Long (@ariaporo22) September 14, 2016

Gisborne – 12 September

September 22, 2016

“Our kids deserve more. It’s about their future & one day they will rule.”

Palmerston North – 14 September

September 22, 2016

A packed house in Palmy.

Porirua – 12 September

September 14, 2016

Over 1100 NZEI and PPTA memberes filled Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua.

Hamilton – 12 September

September 14, 2016

The Hamiltom PUM, easily one of our largest meetings so far, gathered educators from all over Waikato.

Taranaki TSB Stadium – 12 September

September 12, 2016

Tū mai Taranaki e! Almost standing room only at the New Plymouth PUM on September 12.

Nelson College, 7 September

September 12, 2016

800 members made their way to Nelson College for their joint paid union meeting.

Members at Alexandra

Dunstan High School, Alexandra, 7 September

September 12, 2016

NZEI and PPTA members around Alexandra met at Dunstan High on 7 September.

James Cumming Wing, Gore, 7 September

September 12, 2016

350 members arrived in Gore, with standing room only in the venue!

Queenstown Memorial Hall, 8 September

September 9, 2016

Not even a temperature of -1° was going to keep Queenstown away from their PUM.

Civic Theatre Invercargill, 7 September

September 9, 2016

PPTA and NZEI members in the Invercargill area made a huge showing at the Civic Theatre for their PUM.

North Shore – Auckland, 9 September

September 9, 2016

A full house on Auckland’s North Shore as more than 1000 educators united to put kids needs first.

Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, 7 September

September 8, 2016

Over 2700 members of NZEI and PPTA cast their votes at the paid union meeting in Christchurch.

Great Barrier Island, 7 September

September 8, 2016

Our smallest meeting so far was on Great Barrier Island, involving staff from Okiwi, Kaitoke and Mulberry Grove schools.

Wellington – Michael Fowler Centre, 6 September

September 7, 2016

NZEI and PPTA members packed into the main auditorium at the Michael Fowler Centre on Tuesday 6 September.

Dunedin Town Hall, 6 September

September 7, 2016

1300 NZEI and PPTA members filled the Dunedin Town Hall to show their support for better funding.

Auckland Town Hall, 5 September

September 5, 2016

Over 1400 NZEI, PPTA and E tū members attended the first of our paid union meetings in Auckland, 5 September. See photos, videos, and reactions here.