Wainuiomata High School

It was his job and still he blames someone else

Stuff are trying really hard to compete with the Herald.

In a story today we have a teacher who as part of his role at the school is to manage the payroll with Novopay trying to claim an extra $10,000 that his contract says he isn’t entitled too.

A Wellington teacher almost $8000 out of pocket after months of Novopay stuff-ups is stumped about how to recoup his lost savings.

Scottish-born Douglas Robb moved to New Zealand as the head of faculty for computing at Wainuiomata High School in 2004 and quickly began taking on leadership roles.

In the past year he has been paid for some of his additional management duties but never anywhere near the amount his acting deputy principal contract entitles him to.

A spokesman for Novopay Minister Steven Joyce said the problem was related to Robb’s collective agreement, not Novopay.   Read more »