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Plenty of time to submit on employment law

Employers have plenty of time to submit on employment law

CTU President, Ross Wilson, said today that the Northern Employers’ and Manufacturers’ Association were being hypocritical in their complaint about insufficient time to submit on the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill.

Ross Wilson said “I didn’t hear the employers complain when the Employment Contracts Bill was rushed through over Xmas 1990 with a month less time to make submissions on that Bill than the current one”.

“It is simply not credible that the well-resourced EMA Northern needs more than 12 weeks to prepare a submission on the Bill. Even assuming they took 3 weeks holidays in addition to the Christmas and New Year period there will have been at least 8 weeks within which to prepare a submission. Any competent industrial relations practitioner could analyse and prepare a draft submission on this Bill in a few days.”

The CTU has already convened four meetings of unions to discuss the Bill. Consultation is taking place with union members around the country, and we will have a detailed submission filed with the Select Committee by the 27th February.

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