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"Our budgets don’t always stretch and we often use our own money to pay for food etc
"Now what do I do, come to work sick because I cannot afford to stay home without pay?
"How are we supposed to meet the needs of our families and tamariki with this model?
"I feel that children miss out on a quality place of learning
"I’d really appreciate it if this issue were brought forward into the new collective agreement negotiations
"None of my kaiako have any sick leave left this year
"Pay [relievers] the normal rate, what they deserve
"I’ve had two weeks unpaid leave this year because I used up all my sick leave
"[Professional time] is the only time to think clearly and reflect
"Tamariki will benefit by teachers being valued for the work the do