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Teachers let down over Novopay

Posted at 7:48am Tuesday 29 Jan, 2013

It is time for Government Ministers to become accountable for the Novopay fiasco says New Zealand First Education spokesperson Tracy Martin. 

“Steven Joyce has indicated that the Government is likely to stay with the $30million Novopay system, which is cold comfort for the thousands of school employees around the country who have been struggling with Novopay's errors for months. 

“Education Minister Hekia Parata signed off on the system, which came with no back-up plan, on the advice of her associate Craig Foss who has somehow managed to keep his place in cabinet. 

“It's been a litany of monumental errors for the Government, yet Mr Joyce insists on persevering with what is clearly a nightmare for the education sector. 

“Mr Joyce has stated that next week's pay round will be particularly challenging, but that's not good enough. 

“It's time ministers in this Government started asking the right questions over the botched pay system and became accountable for their decisions.”

Source: New Zealand First.



Posted on 29-01-2013 09:29 | By penguin

Virtually all government ministers display unmitigated arrogance towards anyone else on this planet. Despite the fact that cold hard FACTS stare them in the face, they simply brush the truth off as being uninformed nonsense. But this is hardly surprising with a leadership style such as John Key's. I am sure the day of reckoning will come and bite them on their collective bums as this attitude cannot survive in the long term. However, it is up to us, as the voters, to make this abundantly clear to politicians – if we don't, we simply give tacit approval of their actions! Joyce's little media' show' was nothing more than a very lame and sad attempt to show that he “means business.” Sadly for him, all he needed to do was to look at the months of cumulative evidence that informs anyone about the severity of impact of the absolute shambles of Novopay...

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