Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Deadline Needed For Novopay Fix-Up Plan

31 January 2013
Immediate Release

Deadline Needed For Novopay Fix-Up Plan

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Judith Nowotarski says Senior Cabinet Minister Steven Joyce’s plan to fix the Novopay system is a step in the right direction but a deadline for fixing the beleaguered pay system must be set.

“Our members have had enough and put up with this for too long. They have been suffering with this system since last September when it was first introduced.

“They have been paid wrongly, had their third party payments affected and this has caused a lot of people a lot of stress.

“Principals and school administration staff have put in long hours to sort this mess out so we are still sceptical and want a time limit to fix it. There may be a plan now but it’s cold comfort to our members who are still suffering.

“Compensation must be paid to schools for these extra hours and for the money schools have spent out of their own budgets.”

She says school staff had returned to schools early in expectation of yet another error-ridden pay period.

The opportunity for union participation in the process again through the revitalisation of the Novopay reference group was vital.

“Sector engagement has been critical all the way along and this has been lacking.

“We also see there is the fallback position - going back to the previous supplier - Datacom. This is why we need a deadline. This error-ridden system cannot go on.”

The Minister’s commitment to a ministerial inquiry, which NZEI has welcomed and wishes to play an active part in, will establish what went wrong and who is accountable.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis: 'Dunkirk'

The British have an extraordinary penchant for celebrating catastrophic military defeats. It is not only the Battle of Hastings, the Charge of the Light Brigade, and Gallipoli that have become immortalized in prose, poetry, and movies ...
More>>

Conservation: Gecko Stolen From DOC Visitor Centre

A long-term resident at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre has been stolen. The Marlborough green gecko was reported missing on 19 July. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Rare Ingredients

When I heard Kiazim was publishing a cookbook, I jumped at the opportunity... I was back in New Zealand, but how hard could it be to create Turkish-Cypriot cuisine on the opposite side of the world? Well, it turns out — pretty damn hard. More>>

Remembrance: British Memorial Design Revealed

After years of work with Weta Workshop, the British High Commission has revealed the final design of the United Kingdom’s presence in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: The Whole Intimate Mess

Alison McCulloch: Walker’s account of what she went through is harrowing and intimate, and, at risk of sounding trite, very brave. More>>

Howard Davis: The Kuijken String Quartet

Chamber Music New Zealand has scored another coup with the Kuijken String Quartet's current tour of New Zealand. As the co-founder of both La Petite Bande in 1972 and the Kuijken String Quartet in 1986, Sigiswald Kuijken is internationally recognized ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland