What does the issue of sick leave mean for you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
After having COVID due to being exposed at work. I now have a weak immune system. In the last 10 weeks I have used my years 10 days sick leave. I had a gastro bug, COVID for the second time, a sore throat and then a sinus infection. I don’t know how I can survive the next 9 month with no sick leave, in a workplace that continually exposes teachers to illness.
What will it take to fix sick leave for kindergarten teachers?
Extending the amount of sick leave.
When we fix sick leave, what impact will that change have on you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
Being able to rest and recover when sick so you are 100% when working with tamariki.