We have one of the strongest performing labour markets in the world, why put it all at risk?
The most important thing for workers, is that they have a job and New Zealand has had one of the strongest job markets in the world in recent years. We currently have the third highest rate of employment in the developed world and one of the highest rates of full-time employment.
Despite this track record, the Coalition Government is planning changes to the employment market that will significantly increase costs and risk for New Zealand small and medium-sized businesses. That puts NZ jobs at risk.
The purpose, detail and effect of these changes are vague and concerning. This website is designed to provide more information so New Zealanders can assess the benefits and costs of the proposals themselves.
With New Zealand’s recent successes, there is a very high bar for these sorts of legislative changes. We have to know they won’t take us backwards. Join us and help us do just that.
One of the things that I know from being in Parliament is that there aren’t enough people in Government who know what it’s like to start and run a small business successfully.
The Government is talking about some significant changes in employment law. Changes like the end of the starting out wage, the removal of 90 day trials for businesses with more than 20 staff, consecutive and considerable leaps in the minimum wage, reduced flexibility, and standardised wage bargaining like New Zealand used to have back in the 70s.
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