What does the issue of sick leave mean for you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
I have never before used my allocation but have had to this year with such a bad year and covid. It’s at work we contract the illness. Now what do I do….come to work sick because I cannot afford to stay home without pay?
What will it take to fix sick leave for kindergarten teachers?
At the very least let head teachers use their discretion and have a higher rate of sick leave. If you contract illness from kindergarten then disregarded leave should mean the same as it does for others in the education sector.
When we fix sick leave, what impact will that change have on you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
Feel valued , trusted and know that our well-being is important.