Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

National flip-flop on holidays inevitable

National flip-flop on holidays ‘politically inevitable’ - union

News that a National government would not repeal the fourth week’s annual leave does not surprise the union that campaigned for it.

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union national secretary Andrew Little said that repealing the fourth week’s leave legislation, brought in by Labour and the Progressives, would be politically difficult for the National Party.

“We welcome National’s decision, but we’re not blind to the reason,” he said.


“We know that a National government would have never introduced such a measure, and that it is not a party that has workers’ interests close to its heart.”

Mr Little said that working people were well aware of the fact that during its last term in government, National had tried to scrap statutory holidays.

“And they haven’t said they have changed their minds about that,” Mr Little said.

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.