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Act changes boost for workers

PSA Press Release
April 1, 2004

Act changes boost for workers

The changes to the Holidays Act which come into force today are a boost for workers and should help with employees’ efforts to balance their work with family and other responsibilities, PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff said today.

“The most publicised provision of the new Act has been the entitlement to four weeks annual leave which comes into effect in 2007, but other provisions are also important for the rights of workers.

“The new Holidays Act also includes positive changes to provisions covering annual leave, public holidays, sick leave, and bereavement leave. If staff are required to work on public holidays it is only fair that they are paid adequately for time they could otherwise have spent with family and friends”.

Richard Wagstaff said the new Act brings New Zealand closer into line with the leave provisions of most similar economies.

He said it was also pleasing to see the increases to the minimum adult and youth wage rates.


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