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Crest Clean Calls For repeal of Part 6A

Crest Clean Calls For repeal of Part 6A


Today the country’s largest New Zealand owned and operated commercial cleaning company appeared before the Transport & Industrial Relations Select Committee calling for a repeal of Part 6A of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill.

Crest Clean has led the commercial cleaning industry’s opposition to Part 6A of the Employment Relations Act 2000 and was instrumental in launching the highly vocal and public campaign www.part6A.org.nz showing the Government that Part 6A is unworkable and should be repealed.

“The Government has an opportunity to finally address the mess that Part 6A has wrought on New Zealand businesses, and we took the opportunity to give real-world examples of how Part 6A negatively impacts on business,” says Grant McLauchlan, Managing Director of Crest Clean.

Part 6A problems include;

Denying businesses the freedom of choosing who enters and cleans their premises
The transfer provisions in Part 6A force businesses to employ people they wouldn’t normally employ
Part 6A obligations conflict with the Governments Health & Safety guidelines and legislation
Part 6A impacts on the tendering process by removing any competitive advantage through using innovations and training because employees elect to transfer on an ‘as is’ basis.

“Part 6A has proved totally unworkable and destructive to New Zealand’s commercial cleaning industry and has seen poorly performing companies protected and up-and-coming companies denied opportunities”.

Crest Clean welcomed at times rigorous questioning from MPs saying “unless MPs are actually told what’s happening in the real world, they sometimes have no idea of the impact of the laws they’re making,” Mr McLauchlan said.

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