Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Spare a thought for those working Christmas Day

MEDIA RELEASE
25 December 2005

Spare a thought for those working today

The Council of Trade Unions is asking New Zealanders to spare a thought for those working on Christmas day and other public holidays this summer break. "While the majority of us enjoy the Christmas and New Year break with friends and families let's spare a thought for the thousands of workers at work on the Christmas and New Year holidays," said CTU Secretary Carol Beaumont.

"In the past, many people worked for little or no extra pay and often against their will. Thanks to the more modern holidays legislative environment we now have, people required to work on any of the 11 public holidays are recognised by being paid time and a half plus a day in lieu," said Carol Beaumont.

"There is a need to ensure that employees are able to get balance into their lives, both for their benefit, and for the good of their families and communities. The Holidays Act provides for this - and we should all remember that at this time of year," said Carol Beaumont.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>

Elsewhere:


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>

ALSO:


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>