Secondary teachers in new Zealand have made it clear thath they are prepared to take industrial action if their demands are not addressed Members of the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) are threatening to go on strike in pursuit of their claim for a 4% pay rise and for class sizes to be capped at 30 and 24 in potentially hazardous practical subjects. The PPTA is in negotiations with the government at the moment which has said publicly that New Zealand teachers must 'accept the same constraints as other state serviants.' This sounds like yet another government attempting to make teachers and other public servants pay for an economic c risis which is not of their making and in circumstances where their services are more crucual than ever in mitigating the effects of the crisis on the mass of the population.