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Novopain protest Tuesday!

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 pm, March 4th, 2013 - 18 comments
Categories: activism, schools, Steven Joyce - Tags: ,

Got word of this late – sorry for the short notice.


NZEI-media-release

4 March, 2013

No More Novopain pickets happening all over New Zealand

Educators are taking the message that relief from Novopain is urgently needed directly to National MPs tomorrow, with pickets taking place outside National MPs’ offices and in main streets all over the country.

Before school tomorrow, school staff will be gathering outside MPs’ offices from Whangarei to Invercargill. Tomorrow marks six months since the disastrous Novpay system was introduced.

Confirmed events for No More Novopain:

WHANGAREI  Phil Heatley , Deveron St 7am-7.50am
HELENSVILLE/KAIPARA John Key 365 State Highway, Kaipara 7am
NORTH SHORE outside Target Rd School, Target Rd 7am
NORTH SHORE Maggie Barry 15 Anzac Ave, Takapuna 7am
WEST AUCKLAND Paula Bennett 429 Great North Road, Henderson 7am-8am
MANUREWA Cam Calder MP, 4 Station Rd, Manurewa 7am
TE AWAMUTU Shane Ardern 25 Roach St, Te Awamutu7am 7am
THAMES Scott Simpson 614 Pollen St 7.30am
TAURANGA, Simon Bridges184 Devonport Rd, 7am
TE PUKE, meet at New World 7.30 am
CAMBRIDGE Louise Upston 71 Duke St, Cambridge 7.30am
NAPIER Chris Tremain , Station Rd, Napier 7.15am
HASTINGS Craig Foss, King Street, Hastings 715am
NEW PLYMOUTH Jonathon Young, cnr Gill and Liardet Sts 7.30am-8.15
WHANGANUI Chester Borrows marching through the Avenue to MPs office 3.30pm
GISBORNE Anne Tolley MP 5 Gladstone Rd,7.15
WAIROA Anne Tolley Wairoa Bridge 7.00-8.00am
WAIRARAPA John Hayes 82 Queen St, Masterton 7.15am
PARAPARAUMU Nathan Guy 23 Amohia St, Paraparaumu 7.15am
PORIRUA Hekia Parata  20 Parumoana St, Porirua Central 7.15am
OHARIU Katrina Shanks/Peter Dunne Shanks office, 2 Broderick Rd, Johnsonville, then walking to Dunne’s office 7.15am
UPPER HUTT Trentham Railway Station carpark 7.15
LOWER HUTT Melling Railway Station carpark 7.15
WAINUIOMATA Top of Wainuiomata Hill 7:15
WELLINGTON Chris Finlayson Level 7, 32-43 Kent Tce, Wgtn 7:15
NELSON Nick Smith Waimea: Crossing outside St Pauls/Waimea College 7am
NELSON Nayland: Crossing outside Nayland College, Broadgreen and Nayland Kindergarten
NELSON Nelson City: Crossing outside Hampden St School
CHRISTCHURCH Kate Wilkinson 365 Main Rd, Redwood 7.30am
CHRISTCHURCH Nicky Wagner 103 Salisbury St 8013 (between Durham and Colombo)
RANGIORA Kate Wilkinson cnr Queen and Percival Sts 7am
TIMARU Jo Goodhew 139 Staford St, Timaru 7am
GORE Bill English Main St 7am
DUNEDIN Michael Woodhouse Meet Mojos, Cnr Princes and Jetty St 7am
INVERCARGILL Eric Roy, Dee St, Invercargill 7am

For more information: ph NZEI Campaigns Director Stephanie Mills 0274486226 or NZEI Community Campaigner Rebecca Matthews 0274717411

18 comments on “Novopain protest Tuesday!”

  1. QoT 1

    Typical teachers. So greedy and self-centered they organise pickets outside of their working hours. Working hours they’re still not being properly paid for. What a bunch of entitled pricks! /rightwingthinking

    • lprent 1.1

      Yeah but if they did it within their working hours then they’d have been depriving the poor kids of what we pay excessive taxes for !!!

      /rightwingstupidity

    • Tim 1.2

      SSSSScutsting Aye QoT. An in Prem there’s that foreskin of the ferral – once were stoner trying to get orl rispektbull boi liking some very UGLY arse.

      I’m tempted to disinfect my brother’s grave, but then oi know there’ r othas werse off.
      Someone elsewhere on this site ekshly commented on Gerrry’s flatulance – in jest.

      The guy IS ekshly as imagined (having caught a flight WLG-CHC sitting behind the cnut!).
      A Fart with evry stroid; a golden digger et his soid – with flatulent policy at evry toid
      Pooo!
      Ugly and lazy and entitled at every turn.

      There are of course others. I used to think that good ole Rog formerly of the power provider was one of those guys that sound fick but are actually super intelligent.

      How fuking WRONG I was. (In the sense that he IS ekshly fick).

    • Chris Miller 1.3

      They did the same in my final year at high school (the year there were the massive “student strikes”, lol), had protests by Barrington Mall at like 7.30am and then trundled off to class. (Though to be fair, most of them are at school by 7.30am anyway!)

  2. lprent 2

    Auckland Central – Nikki Kaye?

  3. Peter Revell 3

    Hamilton???

  4. Yes 4

    This is a joke.

  5. Jim Nald 5

    Stephen Joyce doesn’t have an office in an electorate?
    Lucky him.

  6. Chris H 6

    Very soon now Stephen Joyce is going to say we can’t fix it so we will just send the pay funds directly to each school. Nek minnit bu lk funding and performance pay.

    • ghostwhowalksnz 6.1

      You wouldnt pay more than 2 or 3 staff without a payroll system, so still need some software than can do it. And if it was that easy just to use an off the shelf system, they would be on to it allready.

      Bulk funding still relies on a central payroll system, as the teachers are not ‘paid by the school’ . Too much opportunity for corruption.

      The ‘bulk funding’ refers to the allocation of salary funding in the same pool as general school funds.
      So that the schools could spend money saved from salaries on say new computers or renovations to the headmaster office. The paying of teachers was still done by the central payroll system under bulk funding

  7. RedBaronCV 7

    Has the union scoped out a useable pay system, there must be one out there, and advised the govt of it and the change over date as teachers and schools will be loading there individual details into it starting now.
    If it’s a common one there should be plenty of parents with somne skills in it willing to donate a little time to the local school.

    • ghostwhowalksnz 7.1

      Far to difficult to bodge an existing system, its definitely something you dont ask the parents to do.
      Non experts, even those with computer coding knowledge, should stay away from payroll systems

  8. No pay, no responsibility, no action! http://localbodies-bsprout.blogspot.co.nz/2013/03/novapay-six-months-in-leaky-boat.html

    The reaction from National MP Eric Roy in Invercargill.

  9. BM 9

    Last pay round only 2% of people got the wrong pay and it’s only going to get better.
    This looks more political than anything else.

    http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/update-novopay

    • georgecom 9.1

      BM. The government is hot on lifting ‘education attainment’, right?

      Best way to do that is have Principals and Teachers focused on teaching and learning and school support staff doing what they do to support that work.

      Instead there are teachers worrying about money in their accounts, bills and mortgages being paid and how much they will get fortnight to fortnight. Even worse for relief staff who come in to plug the gaps when permanent staff go sick, these relievers live a little week to week already. Stuff ups with their pay can make things even more precarious. Not a great way to keep teachers focused on giving their best every day in class rooms.

      Principals are best employed being the professional leaders of their school, leading the teaching and learning that takes place and providing oversight of week to week developments. Having to spend hours going through pay records, sue reports and the like takes their attention away from what they would rather be doing, to sort out pay bungles.

      Support Staff who work directly with children support the teaching and the learning that we all want for children. Their role is sometimes hidden but certainly adds to successful education.

      Admin staff are the ones in schools who keep many of the front and back office systems going which supports the efforts in the class room. Again, their time can be better spent focused on improving the overall direction of the school, not time and again going through pay bungles.

      It isn’t political. Ask almost and Teacher, Principal or School Administrator or other support staff and they would rather be focused on kids learning than having to worry about time wasting Novopay fix ups.

  10. BM, 2% still means around 1,800 people got their pay stuffed up and you must also remember there is a huge backlog of people waiting to receive past pays. Joyce has also predicted that things will probably get worse before they get better. This is hardly just political.

    • insider 10.1

      Family member got a debt management unit letter for $150 overpay. No mention of the outstanding $500 underpay from 6 months ago…guess they are only interested in some debts

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