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Janet Mackey out of Party Line on Parental leave

Shoddy, rubbish tax on employers

Janet Mackey has been hung out to dry by Labour on the Paid Parental Leave issue. Her views on this issue are recorded in an article in the Gisborne Herald dated April 16 1999.

Rubbish, shoddy, and a tax on employers are the words used by Ms Mackey in April to describe the Alliance’s Paid Parental Leave bill. Now this shoddy rubbish piece of legislation is Labour Party policy.

Ms Mackey states in her article that she has spoken to “some union officials” and they do not support the bill.

“Ms Mackey needs to come clean about her views on this issue. Also, we need to know who are the union officials that agree with her analysis that this Alliance measure is a tax on employers. Was Ms Mackey consulted prior to Labour announcing their adoption of the Alliance proposal as Labour Party policy?’ asked National MP Annabel Young today.”

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