For immediate release
Thursday 7 April 2011
Union welcomes Government announcement of AMI support
The union for workers at AMI, Finsec, welcomes the government announcement of an AMI support package today due to the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes.
"AMI customers need certainty about the security of their insurance policies," said Finsec General Andrew Casidy. "We welcome this first step in providing that certainty at this time."
Andrew Casidy said that Government support for AMI today and going forward is significant not only for customers and for the New Zealand economy as a whole, it is also important for AMI's approximately 800 local staff.
"The last thing New Zealand, and particularly Christchurch needs is more job losses. The whole community knows the value and importance of the work that AMI staff do. We believe that protecting their jobs through this period is another essential part of the earthquake recovery package." said Casidy.