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Greens workers policy supported by union movement

Greens workers policy supported by union movement


The CTU is supporting the Green Party’s policy launched today focused on improving life for working New Zealanders.

“This policy shows the Greens commitment to collective bargaining as the best and fairest way to improve workers terms and conditions. It is great that the Greens see real value in the work that union members do through their collective action and engagement.” CTU President, Helen Kelly, said.

“The introduction of a minimum redundancy package is necessary – too many workers are being made redundant without any warning or provision. We agree that employers may consider whether redundancy is best option when there is a financial disincentive to do so.” Kelly said.

“We are pleased to hear more detail about the Greens vision to strengthen health and safety. Ensuring that all workers are able to return home safe at the end of their working day is absolutely paramount.” Kelly said.

“Precarious and casual work are huge issues experienced by ever increasing numbers of workers. We are delighted that the Greens will introduce laws to ban zero hour employment agreements, these agreements take advance of workers and should not be allowed.” Kelly said.

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