Teachers and principals will also vote on nationwide half-day work stoppages from 1:30-4:30pm on 15 August, effectively causing school closures for a half-day.

During the stoppages, members will attend union meetings to consider any further developments or offers.

“Members call the shots on this – it is up to teachers as to whether they accept the Ministry’s offer or reject it and take industrial action," said lead negotiator for primary teachers collective agreement, Liam Rutherford.

“After a decade of neglect under the previous government, there are significant issues facing education, including a growing teacher shortage, stress and workload problems, and under-resourcing," said lead negotiator for the primary principal’s collective agreement Louise Green.

"Children with additional learning needs are not getting their needs met.

Principals and teachers have these issues weighing heavily on their minds as they head to their union meetings.”

Voting will occur by secret ballot at paid union meetings of primary, intermediate and kura teachers and principals across the country from 18-29th June.

Dates and locations can be found here.