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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