Only a teachers union would oppose their employer paying bonuses

In the topsy-turvy world of education where teachers think they are the ones in charge would they oppose bonuses being paid by their employer, yet that is precisely what they have done in Nelson. They even had a stop-work meeting to discuss it:

Staff at the Nelson and Marlborough campuses of NMIT stopped work yesterday and voted by a large majority to take industrial action to oppose the employer’s proposals to pay them bonuses. In Nelson, a banner competition followed the stop work meeting. Union members walked out into the main green space of campus and shared lunch together, displaying banners, flags and slogans. 

NMIT is again offering its staff two 0.5 percent bonuses. The first if it reaches a surplus three percent of its revenue. The second 0.5 percent one-off bonus is subject to NMIT having achieved its course completion and qualification completion targets for 2013.

What a bunch of numpties. If I was their employer I’d celebrate not having to pay bonuses to ungrateful lazy staff.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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