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"Our budgets don’t always stretch and we often use our own money to pay for food etc
"Tamariki will benefit by teachers being valued for the work the do
"I love my job but it is hard work juggling all the responsibilities
"My salary does not match the mahi!
"The pay scale does not match the growth of the economy
"There is a need to pay kaiako accordingly
"We are a very important person in children’s life
"We will not attract new teachers to our workforce when you can earn more working in fast food.
"I am currently at the top of my pay scale, and cannot afford to buy a house of my own.
"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.