Owl Protests outside PPTA Offices, while illiterate teachers protest elsewhere

The Owl protested outside PPTA Offices

Yesterday the Owl held a protest outside the PPTA offices as a response to the PPTA’s lack of filing of financial returns on the Incorporated Societies Office. The Owl was quoted as saying “It has taken 5 years for them to file their 2007 Financial Accounts and they only did on 28th February 2013. The Owl believes in was a cynical move by the PPTA to hold off 5 years in filing their returns and with revenues of millions they could not find 10 minutes in 5 years to follow the laws of the land”.

Their 2008 Annual Reports said they employed 23 staff in Finance Administration.

Observation by the Owl
Next time I do a protest I need to make sure there is someone there – I left a post-it note on their door. There are many villains in this issue of non-filing and why the PPTA have got 2007 sorted out now I am not confident on future years.

In other news union scum protesting Novopay failed NCEA level 1 sign making grammar: 

Grammar fail

The reader who emailed it in says:

Obviously Novopay is a total debacle, and you have to feel for those teachers who haven’t been paid properly.

I was equally upset, however, by the attached screen grab from TNVZ Breakfast today (5 March 2013). As you can see this teacher – registered no doubt – has a sign saying “Novopay has had it’s day.”

I would have thought that at least one of the teachers there would have taken the red pen to “it’s” and replaced with the correct “its.”

I guess grammar isn’t very political but I would have hoped our teachers at least would know how to get it right.

Keep up the good work mate! Have just registered for my MRP shares by the way. Can’t wait.


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