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Package meets costs but teachers still seek compensation

19 March 2013

Package meets costs but teachers still seek compensation

The government and the minister responsible for Novopay have responded to some of the concerns of education sector groups with their decision to provide a $6 million support package to schools to help with costs incurred by payroll problems, says PPTA president Angela Roberts.

“Finally, it feels like there is some understanding of the impact this nightmare is having on schools and people's lives.”

“We hope that the package is enough to cover schools for the period of time that minister Joyce anticipates payroll problems to continue,” she said.

“Sector groups were asked to put an estimation of costs incurred on the table and it has met it,” Roberts said.

“We trust that additional resourcing will be made available if it takes any longer.”

“I hope that the energy, focus, and effort that has gone into working with the sector to develop useful support for schools continues. This level of commitment is vital to ensure that payroll works properly as soon as possible,” she said.

“While the support package is designed to assist schools through this mess, the question of compensation for the hurt and humiliation payroll problems have inflicted on many hard-working people still needs to be resolved,” she said.

“PPTA is still pursuing legal action to seek such compensation.”

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