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Will The Real Policy Please Stand Up?

CTU MEDIA RELEASE

30 July 2008

Will The Real Policy Please Stand Up?

The Council of Trade Unions today reiterated its call for National to release any background material in support of last week's employment policy release.

"We understand from media reports today that the document is 14 pages, not 34, and in fact isn't policy at all, rather a rundown of previous law changes," CTU president Helen Kelly said.

"I don't know which is worse - National hiding their 'real' employment policy from the public for fear of the reaction it might get, or the party doing no research at all to back up their proposals in one of the more important areas of public policy."

"If it is the latter, this reflects poorly on John Key's approach to policy making. We already know he wants to cut back on strong public services and contestable policy advice in government to pay for his tax cuts, and this move sets up National to be the party of no ideas."

"Will the real policy please stand up?" Helen Kelly said.

ENDS

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