Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Census update – collector pay

Statistics New Zealand media release
25 February 2011

Census update – collector pay

“This morning at a media conference announcing the decision not to proceed with the census on Tuesday, 8 March, I was asked whether census collectors would get paid for the remaining time under their contracts," said Government Statistician Geoff Bascand.

“I replied that given we’d just made this decision, we hadn't yet worked out all the implications, but would honour our contractual obligations.

"I am pleased to say that we will pay collectors for the work they would have done for the entire period through to the end of their contracts on March 27.

"We have already started the process of contacting all our census collectors with this news.

"I acknowledge and regret the impact the census decision has on collectors who are passionate about their work in the community. I know for many people this comes on top of what they are already dealing with in the earthquake’s aftermath.

“The decision about the census wasn't taken lightly, but was based on my concern that we could not successfully deliver the census due to the earthquake.

“The collectors had completed their training and were just a few days into the delivery of forms when this happened. I thank them for their commitment and hard work up to that point.”

ENDS.

To see the media release announcing the census decision visit www.stats.govt.nz


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Binoy Kampmark: Dysfunctional Hagiography: Australia & Gough Whitlam's Death

Hagiography is the curse of the Australian Labor movement. It is a movement that searches for, and craves, mythical figures and myths. Such a phenomenon might be termed mummification, and detracts from closer examination. More>>

David Swanson: On Killing Trayvons

This Wednesday is a day of action that some are calling a national day of action against police brutality, with others adding 'and mass incarceration,' and I'd like to add 'and war' and make it global rather than national. More>>

Uri Avnery: Israel Ignoring “Tectonic Change” In Public Opinion

If the British parliament had adopted a resolution in favour of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the reaction of our media would have been like this: More>>

ALSO:

| UK MPs blow a “raspberry” at Netanyahu and his serfs

Byron Clark: Fiji Election: Crooks In Suits

On September 17 Fiji held its first election since Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama seized power in a 2006 coup. With his Fiji First party receiving 59.2% of the vote, Bainimarama will remain in power. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: ‘Islamic State’ Sectarianism Is Not Coincidental

Consider this comical scene described by Peter Van Buren, a former US diplomat, who was deployed to Iraq on a 12-month assignment in 2009-10: Van Buren led two Department of State teams assigned with the abstract mission of the ‘reconstruction’ of ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Case For Using Air Power Against The Islamic State

There is an Alice Through the Looking Glass quality to the current response to the Islamic State. Everything about it seems inside out. Many people who would normally oppose US air strikes in other countries have reluctantly endorsed the bombing of IS positions in Iraq and Syria – not because they think air power alone will defeat IS (clearly it won’t) but because it will slow it down, and impede its ability to function. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news