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Part 6A Campaign Seeks Decision from Minister

Media release from CREST Cleaning

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

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.

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