30 July 2014
Labour’s policy promises a return to fairness at work
Workers across New Zealand will benefit from the Labour Party’s work and wages policy, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.
“Labour’s policy is a comprehensive package which will lift wages, lower unemployment, and build a strong economy which helps every New Zealander get ahead,” says Ged O’Connell, EPMU assistant national secretary.
“While the National government has led attacks on job security, wages, and even the right to a tea break, we see Labour offering a real plan to help our economy and working Kiwis.
“Labour has a plan for our manufacturing industry, for useful and ongoing skills training, and for restoring basic workers’ rights.
“It’s a breath of fresh air after six years of National’s hands-off economic mismanagement and looking the other way while jobs were lost and wages stagnated.
“Kiwis deserve fairness at work and this policy will deliver it.”