7 Sep 2021

ECE relief teachers using retirement savings in lockdown

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 7 September 2021

Early childhood relief teachers aren't being paid in lockdown, forcing some to burn through retirement savings just to get by.

Their employers - public funded kindergarten associations and trusts - aren't eligible for the wage subsidy, but also can't afford to pay the relief staff.

They are under no obligation to either, and it appears ministers have no plans to find a solution.

In this story, RNZ has changed some names and removed locations to protect identities.

Here's political reporter Katie Scotcher.