Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

No national awards under the ERB

The Minister of Labour Margaret Wilson says it is complete nonsense for the Employers' Federation to claim that under the Employment Relations Act unions will be able to strike for the equivalent of national awards.

"The Bill enables unions to seek a multi-employer contract and to strike in support of it. But a multi-employer contract is nothing like a national award. National awards last existed under the Labour Relations Act which was repealed in 1991. They applied to all employers employing the relevant type of employee, whether or not the employer was involved in negotiating the award, or even knew of its existence.

"There are no such provisions in the Employment Relations Bill" said Ms Wilson.

"The Employers' Federation would gain credibility and influence if it concentrated its criticism, however ill-founded, on parts of the Bill which actually exist."


NOTE TO MEDIA

This relates to a release issued by the Employers' Federation on 18 July 2000 (Government has chance to bolster employers' confidence). The release included this statement:

"Being able to call strikes to achieve the equivalent of national awards will soon be legal, unlike now. This will put some employers at the mercy of national unions.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Dealing Crackdown, Addiction Support: Government Action On Synthetics

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people to access help when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

Strategy Committee Unanimous: Wellington To Forge Ahead With Convention Centre

The three-storey Cable Street building, with around 18,000-square metres of floor space, will comfortably be able to host 1500 people for conventions. It includes a 1651sq m exhibition area that will attract international exhibitions too big for nearby Te Papa and provide an always-changing visitor attraction. More>>

ALSO:

Surveying The Surveillance: First IGIS Review Of Warrants Under New Act

The report sets out the Inspector-General’s interpretation of the new warrant provisions under the ISA and her expectations of the GCSB and NZSIS when they prepare warrant applications. More>>

SSC: 2018 Public Service Workforce Data Published

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2018 Our People, Public Service Workforce Data , which shows the Public Service is making significant progress in important areas. More>>

ALSO:

Sinking Cap: Auctions, Permanent Forests, Added To ETS

The move to auctions, signalled in an August consultation paper, will help put a cap on the number of emission units available over time. Annual announcements, looking forward five years, will help provide certainty for scheme participants, she said. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels