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

 


Revolt in MBIE ranks should leave Government red-faced


Revolt in MBIE ranks should leave Government red-faced

National's so-called strategy for better wages is fast unravelling with their own employment policy advisers going on strike against a pay offer of 1 per cent, Labour's spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says.

"It's a monumental embarrassment for the Government that one day they are crowing about how successful their employment law changes are and the next the people who actually put that advice together announce strike action.

"Staff at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are right to reject a pay offer of just 1 per cent – with a conditional 1 per cent clawback in salary scale - when their political masters have spent months claiming the nation's workers have enjoyed average pay rises of 3.2 per cent.

“As Finance Minister Bill English says: ‘I think there is going to be an expectation, particularly by those people with skills in demand, that they will be doing better than zero pay increases’.

"Anyone who has worked in the private sector knows that the first law of marketing is that your staff are the best ambassadors of your product or service, and once they've lost faith no one else should believe in it.

"Steven Joyce and Simon Bridges, along with Mr English, are in no position to lecture workers or employers on good employment practice.

"The reality is we need a better wage-setting system for New Zealand and the Government should set the standard when it comes to employment practice.”

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Transport Report: LGNZ Calls For Proactive Approach To Mobilise Regions

LGNZ has today released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study, which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: New Rules Bring Double-Deckers To Our Cities

New rules that allow buses, including double-deckers, to carry more people will ramp up the public transport offering in our cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. More>>

ALSO:

Cycling:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: New Figures Show Speculators Rampant

New figures released by the Reserve Bank show there’s been an explosion in mortgage lending with most of the growth going to property investors, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

False Official Information Response: English's Apology Accepted

Finance Minister Bill English is being thanked for his apology to New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters... Mr English says his staff and the Treasury have searched again, and they found the document that they denied having. More>>

ALSO:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news