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


You’re right Dr Mapp – it's not worth it

June 29, 2006

Media Release

You’re right Dr Mapp – it’s not worth it

National’s industrial relations spokesman has finally got it right – his no-rights-for-new-workers bill is not worth it, says the union leading the Work Rights, Our Right! campaign.

“The only reason for passing such a law would be to allow bad managers to manage people badly,” said Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union national secretary Andrew Little.

“Even Wayne Mapp can see that; he’s quoted in this morning’s DominionPost saying that including provisions to protect workers’ rights would make the bill ‘hardly worth it’.”

Mr Little said that workers welcomed a statement by United Future leader Peter Dunne that he was unlikely to continue supporting the bill if it applied to all workers changing jobs.

“This bill is being promoted as a way of getting the unemployed into jobs, but the fact is that it will affect every working person in New Zealand every time he or she changes jobs,” Mr Little said.

“This proposed law is really part of an agenda to strip away workers’ rights, and working people will not stand by and let that happen.”

The EPMU is organising mass rallies against the bill in Wellington on July 20 and Christchurch on July 22.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Decision Day: Peters Chooses Labour

Winston Peters says he will form a Government in coalition with Labour and the Greens giving confidence and supply.

Peters said he had been offered the position of Deputy Prime Minister and a number of other ministerial posts would go to his colleagues

He said economic and monetary policy changes were needed to face a coming economic downturn.>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election