Joyce’s charm offensive won’t fix Novopay
Acting Education Spokesperson
Joyce’s charm offensive won’t fix
It will take more than a charm offensive by
Steven Joyce to sort out the on-going debacle that is
Novopay, Labour’s acting Education spokesperson Chris
“This shambles has gone on long enough.
It’s been over six months since Novopay was given the
green light, yet we are seeing new problems emerging on
pretty much a daily basis.
“The main message to schools
from ‘Mr Fixit’ so far appears to be ‘don’t hold
your breath’. That’s a total cop out. Schools should be
focused on teaching kids, not spending hours in the office
cleaning up bureaucratic bungles caused by the
“Steven Joyce needs to put a contingency
plan in place urgently, so that if Novopay still isn’t
delivering in two months’ time he can kick it to
“He also needs to review how such a fundamentally
flawed system was ever given the go ahead.
solutions, not excuses. Steve Joyce needs to start
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