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Labour warned against u-turn on holidays


Labour warned against u-turn on holidays

The National Party fears the Labour Government’s looking at breaking a pre-election promise over a private members bill advocating four weeks paid annual leave.

“The Prime Minister is showing contempt for the business community,” says National Industrial Relations spokesman Roger Sowry.

The Holidays (Four Weeks Annual Leave) Amendment Bill has been drawn from the ballot today.

“Before the election, Employment Minister Steve Maharey stated categorically to Business New Zealand’s pre-election conference that the Government would not introduce four weeks’ annual leave in this term.

“Now it appears to be going back on its word - and allowing a Government Minister to put just such legislation forward.

“I’m calling on the Labour Government to honour its word and vote against this bill when it comes to the house,” says Mr Sowry.


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