Families and employers prepare for teachers' strike, as thousands set to walk off the job

On Wednesday more than 30,000 primary teachers and principals will strike, meaning about half a million children will have a day off school. 

Protests and meetings are scheduled throughout the country, with the day expected to impact employers.

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Watch the video above for more as TVNZ1's Q+A reporter Whena Owen spoke to parents and children about the the strike will effect their day.  

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About half a million children are expected to have the day off school. Source: Q+A