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

 


Select Committee needs to listen to forestry inquiry calls

CTU Media Release

8 May 2013

Select Committee needs to listen to calls for an inquiry into forestry

CTU strongly supports the petition tabled in Parliament today on behalf of Caroline Callow, mother of Ken Callow who was killed at work in the forestry industry and 224 others, calling for an investigation into health and safety in forestry says CTU President Helen Kelly. The petition will now be considered by the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee.”

Helen Kelly says “since 2008 there have been 26 fatalities in the forestry industry and nearly 900 accidents causing serious harm. There have been four people killed at work in forestry this year alone, the new industry standards are not working. We need the government to start taking this issue seriously and launch an investigation into forestry now. To date the Minister has rejected an inquiry so we are hoping the Select Committee will take up this issue.”

“We had 6 families of forestry workers who had been killed at work attend our Workers Memorial Day service last month. Each family had messages of the need for change in the industry. We need the government to heed the call for an inquiry to make this industry safe.”

“Each death affects families and communities - workers and their families want the Government to take action on the forestry death toll.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Q+A: Labour's Michael Wood Wins Mt Roskill

Labour’s Michael Wood, who last night won a 6,000 vote majority in the Mt Roskill by-election, says the reason for the win was simple, clear messaging...

“We talked about the core issues that people cared about around affordable housing, around decent transport and crime,” he told Jessica Mutch on TVNZ’s Q+A. More>>

 

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Housing MPs: New Building(s) For Parliament

A new building will be erected on Parliament grounds to house Members of Parliament and their staff who currently work in leased accommodation in Bowen House. The plan has cross-Party support, apart from NZ First, said Parliament’s Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news