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Should teachers sacrifice part of a pay rise and give it to school support staff?

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John Key says that with only a limited amount of money being available, trade-offs have to be made. Photo / Mark Mitchell
John Key says that with only a limited amount of money being available, trade-offs have to be made. Photo / Mark Mitchell

John Key laid down a challenge to teachers yesterday - sacrifice part of a pay rise so school support staff can have one.

Speaking at the Council of Trade Unions' conference, the Prime Minister was challenged by Frances Guy from the teachers' and support staff union, the NZ Educational Institute, over the nil pay increase offered to support staff.

The staff - including teacher aides, administration workers, librarians, nurses and therapists - are negotiating for a new collective contract.

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