Janet Mackey out of Party Line on Parental leave
Shoddy, rubbish tax on employers
Janet Mackey has been hung out to dry by Labour on the Paid Parental Leave issue. Her views on this issue are recorded in an article in the Gisborne Herald dated April 16 1999.
Rubbish, shoddy, and a tax on employers are the words used by Ms Mackey in April to describe the Alliance’s Paid Parental Leave bill. Now this shoddy rubbish piece of legislation is Labour Party policy.
Ms Mackey states in her article that she has spoken to “some union officials” and they do not support the bill.
“Ms Mackey needs to come clean about her views on
this issue. Also, we need to know who are the union
officials that agree with her analysis that this Alliance
measure is a tax on employers. Was Ms Mackey consulted
prior to Labour announcing their adoption of the Alliance
proposal as Labour Party policy?’ asked National MP Annabel