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

 

Workplaces have a role in reducing domestic violence

Media Release

Workplaces have a role in reducing domestic violence

A Bill that aims to support workplaces in the reduction of domestic violence and provide victims of domestic violence with practical support in the form of leave and expert assistance “must be supported by all political parties” says Sheryl Cadman, CTU Women’s Council Co-convenor.

“Domestic violence has a huge impact in the workplace especially in relation to productivity and turnover. The workplace offers some real means of response to unacceptably high rates domestic violence in New Zealand.” Cadman said.

“We congratulate Green MP Jan Logie for this Bill which provides practical ways to helping people who are experiencing domestic violence, mainly women, to stay at work, get assistance and find a way out of abuse and violence.”

“Research commissioned by the Public Service Association, also released today, confirms that employment security is critical to reduce the effects of, and in finding a way out of, domestic violence. This New Zealand focussed research is particularly valuable. It identifies what the barriers are to getting workplace protections in place.” Cadman said.

“Both the Bill and the research build on good services that currently exist but bring a new focus – how workplaces can make a difference. A similar project in Australia provides for over 700,000 Australian workers to be covered by domestic violence clauses. The Bill provides us with the mechanism to follow suit and we welcome it.” Cadman said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Ch-Ch-Changes At IRD

job cuts aren’t happening at the IRD, exactly. Instead, there’s apparently a ‘transformation’ in store, and jobs won’t be axed ; no, they will be ‘transformed’ before our eyes into… non-jobs, if you happen to be among the unlucky legion of 1,900 who are being lined up for transformation, which seems to work rather like a secular version of the Rapture.

Except that at IRD, not even your shoes will be left behind. More>>

 

Christchurch Mental Health: Hospital Too 'Awful' For Reviewers To Visit

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark... More>>

ALSO:

Greens Call For Govt Action: Children Sick Because Of NZ Housing

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians president-elect said today that children with preventable respiratory illnesses are being re-admitted to hospital because they're being sent back to cold, damp homes. More>>

ALSO:

Less Tax Cut, More Spending: Labour Launches Fiscal Plan

“Labour will invest $8 billion more in health, $4 billion more in education and $5 billion more for Kiwi families through Working for Families, Best Start and the Winter Energy Payment than the Budget 2017 projections for the forecast period.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Greens’ Room For Political Pragmatism

The Greens here are currently being criticized by the commentariat for not making the same kind of pragmatic choices that sunk the Democrats in Australia. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Being Humane About Welfare, Child Support, And Tax

It made for an unusual Venn diagram, but Greens co-leader Metiria Turei and Finance Minister Steven Joyce were briefly sharing some common elements this week in the set that says – hey, don’t use the powers of the state in ways guaranteed to make the system you’re trying to defend worse, not better. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election