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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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>