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Govt Won't Guarantee Deduction Of Teacher Salaries

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11th October 2001

Government Won't Guarantee Deduction Of Teacher Salaries

"The government is giving no guarantee that teachers who withdraw their labour by refusing to teach specific scheduled classes will have their salaries deducted accordingly," New Zealand First Education Spokesperson, Brian Donnelly said today.

"When asked about this in the House, Associate Minister of Education, Steve Maharey, prevaricated and would not give a straight answer.

This is a disgrace. Teachers have the right to strike but should not be paid at the same time. Taxpayers will be paying and getting nothing for it.

The government has a responsibility to taxpayers to ensure the deduction of salaries of teachers for their hours of withdrawn labour," said Mr Donnelly.

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