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


Mapp seeks to amend 90-day bill

Wayne Mapp
National Party Industrial Relations Spokesman

27 October 2006

Mapp seeks to amend 90-day bill

National's Industrial Relations spokesman, Wayne Mapp, is seeking to amend his Member's Bill to address concerns raised by submitters to the select committee process.

The bill, which would lead to the introduction of a probationary period for new employees, is scheduled to have its second reading next month.

Dr Mapp's proposed amendments would ensure that:

* All employment agreements operate under good faith provisions from the commencement of the agreement.

* All other issues arising from employment amendments such as pay arrears, holiday pay, and sexual harassment complaints have existing remedies under the Employment Relations Act.

* An employee can now have recourse to mediation if the employment is terminated within the probationary period. This would be a single option, not subject to appeal.

* The probationary period for employment contracts which are six months or less be shortened to 30 days.

* Although either party may terminate the employment at any time during the probationary period, the amendments mean that the termination will only apply from the next pay period.

Dr Mapp says he anticipates increased support for the bill in light of the amendments.

"These amendments protect the intent of the bill but make accommodation for the valid concerns of interested parties voiced during the select committee process."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>


Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>


Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>


Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>


Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>


United Future History: "All Good Things Must End"

'We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.' Mr Light told members on Monday. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Outcome, And The Hobbit Law

Somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory. More>>

Agreeing To Differ: Greens Maintain Opposition To TPPA
“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. More>>


Monitoring Report: A New Chapter For Children’s Rights In New Zealand?

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election