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Time to ditch trouble-plagued Novopay

It's time for the Government to ditch trouble-plagued Novopay and implement a new payroll system so teachers and principals can get back to focusing on kids’ education, Labour Party Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

“A new survey by the Principals Federation has found half of all principals believe Novopay will never work. About two-thirds of those surveyed are dealing with payroll issues from last year which still haven’t been fixed.

“It's been a year-and-a-half since Novopay was introduced and it's still causing massive headaches for schools and teachers throughout the country.

“A year ago John Key finally woke up to the mayhem Novopay was causing and dispatched Steven Joyce to fix it.

“Clearly even ‘Mr Fix-it’ can't get Novopay to work, so surely it's time to pull the pin.

“The taxpayer is continuing to fork out big money to prop up a payroll system that just doesn't work. When is the Government going to say enough is enough?

“Schools and teachers have had a gutsful of Steven Joyce’s smooth talk and excuses. They just want the problem solved.

“It's time for Steven Joyce to stop spinning and start taking decisive action,” Chris Hipkins says.

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