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Four Weeks Leave Bill anniversary

On the verge of Progressive MP, Matt Robson's Four Weeks Leave Bill anniversary - workers deserve more

Progressive MP Matt Robson's Four Weeks Leave Bill has its first anniversary this Friday.

"The Progressives would like to remind the Labour Party Conference delegates this weekend that we have been working hard for those workers on the bottom rung of the holidays ladder, and we hope we receive solid support from them.

"It will be one year to the day this Friday, that my Four Weeks Leave Bill was introduced in the House. But it is nearly thirty years since workers achieved such a ground breaking and thoroughly deserved act of recognition for the key part they play in our economic and social development.

"Over the dark years of the 1980s and 1990s workers saw the disappearance of the forty hour week, lost the sanctity of a break on the weekends and suffered set backs in conditions. These workers, at the bottom rung, have paid in full for those economic reforms.

"It is now time to return some work and life balance to working families in New Zealand. After struggling through the failed policies which Brash, ACT and United Future hark back to, we must give more quality of life to our workers and their families.

"Four weeks leave is one of the best pro-family policies there is. It allows families to look after children over school holidays, saving child care costs and giving them precious time with growing children.

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