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

 

Part 6A Campaign Seeks Decision from Minister

Media release from CREST Cleaning

Part 6A Campaign Seeks Decision from Minister
Media Release: 6 September 2012
CREST CLEAN

Part 6A Campaign Seeks Decision from Minister

The launch of a tongue-in-cheek campaign featuring a cartoon of a Minister on a question mark poses a serious question about the lack of a decision on Part 6A of the Employment Relations Act says the company backing the campaign.

“We’ve endeavoured to raise our industry’s concerns about Part 6A with the Government, but concerns affecting employers and employees seem to have fallen on deaf ears,” said Grant McLauchlan, Managing Director of Crest Commercial Cleaning.

“Part 6A forces companies to accept the transfer of employees on unknown terms and conditions and at the same time be liable for a penalty for employing them without being given written and signed copies of their agreements; this is plainly wrong,” said Mr McLauchlan.

Crest Clean, and other companies in the $1 billion commercial cleaning industry have been stonewalled by the Department of Labour and the Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson as they seek answers to when the Minister will make a decision on a Report on Part 6A.

“What we would like to see is the Minister make a decision on a Report that’s been sitting on her desk all year. Meanwhile, companies face costly court cases and employees are no less vulnerable than they were before National took office,” said Mr McLauchlan.

“Why can’t Kate Wilkinson make a decision on Part 6A?” asked Mr McLauchlan, “if she can’t then maybe she should resign from the portfolio and give it to someone who can make a decision.”

See www.vulnerableminister.co.nz for more details.
[ENDS]

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Supermarket Scam, And On Tunisia’s Scrapping Of Democracy

Are we paying too much for our groceries? Hmm. Is the Pope a Catholic? Given that the two Australian supermarket chains that dominate our grocery industry routinely rack up profits in the order of $22 billion annually, that’s a no-brainer. Yet as with New Zealand’s other socio-economic problems created by our 1980s reforms, the practical solutions seem pretty thin on the ground... More>>

 



Government: Bill Introduced To Protect Against Conversion Practices

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to protect against practices intended to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Welcomes Draft Report On The Retail Grocery Sector

The Commerce Commission’s draft report into the retail grocery sector is being welcomed by Government as a major milestone. “I asked the Commerce Commission to look at whether this sector is as competitive as it could be and today it has released its draft report for consultation,” Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister, David Clark said... More>>

ALSO:

Child Poverty Action Group: Poverty Burden For Children Increased Due To Government Neglect - New Report

Poverty, inequity, homelessness and food insecurity are among the burdens which increased for tamariki Māori and other children in the first year of Covid-19 - partially due to Government neglect... More>>



NZUS Council: Welcomes Nomination Of Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador To NZ

The NZUS Council welcomes the nomination of Senator Tom Udall to the role of US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small said... More>>

BusinessNZ: Visa Extensions Welcomed
BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the BusinessNZ Network and others, and comes not a moment too soon.... More>>



Social Development: Government Initiatives Contribute To Fall In Benefit Numbers

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has welcomed the release of the June quarter Benefit Statistics which show a continuing fall in the number of people receiving a Main Benefit... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels