Employment Relations Bill Media Briefing
31 July 2000 Media Advisory
Bill Media Briefing
There will be a media briefing
on the Bill by Hon Margaret Wilson, Minister of Labour and
Hon Laila Harre, Associate Minister of Labour, tomorrow,
August 1, at 12 noon in the Beehive Theatrette.
expected that the Bill will be tabled at this time and be
available in the normal way.
A media pack will be
distributed at the briefing. This will contain a summary of
the Bill as reported back and explanations of what has
happened to the "lightning rod"
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.
Finally, yesterday’s announcement by the Ardern government that a new state agency will be set up to assess and plan the manned re-entry to the mine (on a set timetable) goes a long way to meeting the families’ remaining request: that they be enabled, if at all possible, to bury their loved ones. More>>