Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Too Little, Too Late Foss

Nanaia
MAHUTA
Education Spokesperson

20 November 2012 MEDIA STATEMENT

Too Little, Too Late Foss

The promise to reimburse schools for their auditing of accounts is hardly recompense for the on-going frustrations with Novopay says Labour’s Education spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.

“With end of year reconciliations due tomorrow, Craig Foss needs to give an absolute assurance that teachers won’t be out of pocket over the Christmas period.

“Mr Foss should go further than just rectifying past errors and ensure his Ministry assesses the real cost to affected staff of missed mortgage or bill payments.

“I have heard of instances where principals have reached into their own pockets to try to assist staff when wages have been botched. That is simply unacceptable.

“Since the 'go live' switchover, payroll staff and Principals have spent a painstaking amount of time logging errors, reconciling pay data and balancing books to get pay-packets right for staff.

“Now, months after the botched system was launched, it is fair that the Ministry of Education account for the total time schools have spent sorting the Novopay mess.

“Teachers, support staff and several principals have lost faith in the Government. Mr Foss should take the lead and push for a Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry to get to the bottom of the matter.

“Failure to do so will be yet another signal that the Education portfolio is in an utter shambles,” Nanaia Mahuta said.

labour.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: John Pilger, And Making War On China

In July, the New Zealand Defence Force is scheduled to join the latest round of Talisman Sabre, a huge training exercise that Australia carries out biennially in conjunction with all four arms of the US military.

Last time around in 2015, New Zealand contributed 650 personnel, 45 vehicles and two of our $NZ771 million dollar fleet of NH90 helicopters to this regional war game.

What’s weird is that Talisman Sabre is actually a rehearsal for an assault on China and its ability to defend itself. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Urban Planning Report: Momentum Grows To Replace The RMA

A major new report from the Productivity Commission lays the foundation for action on the growing political consensus that the Resource Management Act and associated laws are failing both cities and the natural environment and need a complete rewrite. More>>

ALSO:

Vaping: Quitline Supports Decision To Legalise Nicotine E-Cigarettes

Today Associate Minister of Health, Hon Nicky Wagner has announced that Government are taking the proactive step of legalising nicotine e-cigarettes, a move which Quitline is pleased to hear and support wholeheartedly. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Labour/Greens Deal (And The NZDF)

If Labour and the Greens were hoping their Budget Responsibility Rules (BRR) agreement would foster an unlikely alliance then hey… mission accomplished! Because it isn’t every day that Sue Bradford, the CTU and Matthew Hooton speak with one voice, as happened yesterday. More>>

ALSO:

Until After The Election: Extension Of Report-Back Date For Havelock North Inquiry

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today that the report-back date for the independent Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking-Water has been extended at the request of the Inquiry’s Panel. More>>

ALSO:

Little Heading For Court: Apology Over Donation/Hotel Contract Claims Not Accepted

Today I want to publicly apologise unreservedly to Mr Hagaman for any hurt, embarrassment or adverse reflection on his reputation which may have resulted from my various media statements. I have offered that apology to the Hagamans. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news