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"I will feel valued. I will be able to afford to stay relieving
"Often due to supervising our diverse tamariki during their kai time means I do not get an opportunity to eat or drink myself, or even just get off the floor for a moment’s breathe.
"[T]he fact that casual reliever days are capped at step 6 is a barrier. This means I get paid $5 less an hour for essentially doing the same job.
"Teachers own well-being is deteriorating coping with different staff each day, sometimes unqualified, as colleagues are at home isolating or sick.
"Our pool of relievers has shrunk. Most weeks we have unqualified and inexperienced teachers working with us.
"As a casual reliever I was doing the exact same work at the exact same Kindergarten except I was being paid much less than on my contract day.
"I think all teachers, including relievers, should get equal pay based on their experience.
"There is such a shortage of relievers at my work.
"As a reliever I work in different centres, where there are different communities of course.