Kua tae te wā.

It's time for action.

Children need teachers who are free to teach, not bogged down with testing.

They need teachers who are respected and valued for their expertise, not stressed and overworked.

They need teachers who are paid well enough to stay and grow in the job.

If we are to do right by our children and attract and keep great people in teaching, we need more staff and support in our schools, a decent jolt in our pay and the opportunity to develop our careers.

We all pledge to take whatever action is needed to win for our profession and for the children of Aotearoa.

Kua tae te wā.