Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

‘Let’s get on with it, for everyone' - PSA

Today’s report back and tabling of the Employment Relations Bill should signal the end of the debate over its content - the country’s largest state sector union, the PSA said today.

‘This won’t be the case, of course. But it is time employer organisations, and those politicians acting in their spoiling and yet predictable way considered the good of everyone and just let us get on with it,’ PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff said.

‘We have a “new” Government and these are its laws and approach on employment relations - end of story,’ he said.

‘The PSA sees the new ‘good faith’ environment as a challenge. We are confident most involved will positively respond, which will benefit all New Zealanders.

‘Progressive employers and unions are already working this way. It’s a shame some organisations are dragging their feet about understanding and promoting good faith,’ he said.

The bill’s significant delay has already been at some price to employees – and good employers – wanting to get on with business.

Mr Wagstaff was pleased the ‘core’ components of the bill remain and equally satisfied everyone was given the chance to argue their view and had those opinions considered.

‘We have concerns about some aspects of the bill but, and here is the difference, we can accept them and see them as proof of an even-handed approach to things,” Mr Wagstaff said.

‘Really the only thing not changing is the mind-set of the employer organisations. It is to the credit of the Government they have continued to listen and consider all points of view.

‘We need common sense, maturity and leadership at all levels. Employers simply have to dust themselves down and get on with it,’ Mr Wagstaff said.

For more comment and information please contact Richard Wagstaff on 025 277 8131
or the PSA communications officer, Colin Williams on 04 917 2039 or 025 575 839


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Dealing Crackdown, Addiction Support: Government Action On Synthetics

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people to access help when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

Strategy Committee Unanimous: Wellington To Forge Ahead With Convention Centre

The three-storey Cable Street building, with around 18,000-square metres of floor space, will comfortably be able to host 1500 people for conventions. It includes a 1651sq m exhibition area that will attract international exhibitions too big for nearby Te Papa and provide an always-changing visitor attraction. More>>

ALSO:

Surveying The Surveillance: First IGIS Review Of Warrants Under New Act

The report sets out the Inspector-General’s interpretation of the new warrant provisions under the ISA and her expectations of the GCSB and NZSIS when they prepare warrant applications. More>>

SSC: 2018 Public Service Workforce Data Published

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2018 Our People, Public Service Workforce Data , which shows the Public Service is making significant progress in important areas. More>>

ALSO:

Sinking Cap: Auctions, Permanent Forests, Added To ETS

The move to auctions, signalled in an August consultation paper, will help put a cap on the number of emission units available over time. Annual announcements, looking forward five years, will help provide certainty for scheme participants, she said. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels