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Stream Of Job Cuts a Nightmare for New Zealanders

Barbara Stewart MP
Spokesperson for Labour and Industrial Relations

30 August 2013

Stream Of Job Cuts a Nightmare for New Zealanders

The loss of more than a hundred experienced Department of Conservation staff is a blow for conservation and another layer of people on the National Government’s social and economic scrap heap, says New Zealand First Labour Relations spokesperson Barbara Stewart.

“With this magnitude of job losses and vacant positions, we fear for the future of our conservation estate which we rely on the Department to protect and maintain.

“Wildlife and their habitat need protecting regardless of redundancies and new staff who have to be trained for the future.

“It is very short sighted and destructive for the Government to save a few dollars now and create a mess for future generations to clean up.”
Mrs Stewart says the environment is a big money earner for the tourism industry and it’s also better economics to retain appropriate funding and staffing levels.

“The Government is always boasting that it is creating a lot more jobs but the truth is the only extra jobs being created are at WINZ to deal with the long dole queues.

“The number of people who have lost jobs under National’s brighter future is growing weekly as more and more redundancies are announced.

“They have no plans, no ideas, no compassion and this is leading to a society in which there is also no hope,” says Mrs Stewart.

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