Ministry ignored warnings on Novoshambles
Ministry ignored warnings on
The Ministry of Education
ignored warnings from trial users of the Novopay system,
providing further evidence of the disastrous handling of the
new pay system, says Labour’s Education Spokesperson
“Hekia Parata and Craig Foss have presided
over a Novoshambles. Almost every day new revelations emerge
on how badly this system has been handled.
we hear over 60 per cent of trial users said they weren’t
ready for the system. Yet the Ministry ploughed ahead. Why
were their warnings ignored?
“It is an absolutely
fundamental duty of an employer to pay their staff on time.
The Ministry has caused huge uncertainty for teachers who
are missing bill payments and need to cover Christmas
“The Government must ensure Novopay is sorted
quickly. It’s time for Hekia Parata and Craig Foss to step
in and sort this out,” Nanaia Mahuta
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