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Novopay Affecting Emotional Well-being of Staff

Novopay Affecting Emotional Well-being of Staff, say Catholic Principals

The New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals’ Association (NZCPPA) has spoken out about the injustices and emotional stress caused to staff by the flaws in the Novopay payroll system.

‘It is utterly unjust that teachers and non-teaching school staff are still, six months down the track, being subjected to under payments and no pay at all, with no obvious sign of resolution,’ said Craig McKernan, President of the NZCPPA today.

‘Principals and pay roll officers within schools have expended a huge amount of good will and have worked many unpaid extra hours trying to get their staff paid fairly, as they deserve,’ said McKernan. ‘The stress levels for many have now reached unbearable limits,’ he said.

Concerns for the emotional safety of those employees trying to deal with the Novopay debacle and those whose pay is continually affected by the on-going errors are growing as confidence in the Novopay system hits rock bottom.

‘Repeated assurances that faults are being rectified and ‘someone will get back to you’ are no consolation to those suffering financial stress and anxiety,’ said McKernan.

The NZCPPA is calling on the Ministers responsible to act justly and fairly and immediately relieve the financial burden on schools by providing additional funding in compensation for all the extra hours they have worked and continue to work because of Novopay’s inadequacies.

‘We ask that Ministers and Ministry staff show some compassion in acknowledging the huge toll Novopay has had and continues to have on our profession at every level,’ said McKernan.

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