Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, June 18th, 2016 - 52 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, jobs, john key, national, spin, workers' rights, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: 90 day, fail, fire at will, inconvenient facts, liars, lies, long years
In 2008 National introduced the 90 day trial (fire at will) policy. They said it was all about creating jobs:
Workplace policy: expanding job opportunities
Thursday, 24 July 2008, 9:44 am
Press Release: New Zealand National Party
John Key MP National Party Leader
National’s Employment & Workplace Relations policy will expand job opportunities for those having difficulty getting work and let businesses grow, says National Party Leader John Key.
“National believes employment law should treat employees and employers fairly, expand opportunities for those having difficulty getting work, increase flexibility, and let businesses grow.
“We will introduce a 90-day trial period for new staff, by agreement between the employer and employee, in businesses with fewer than 20 people. This will give those having difficulty getting work – like young, inexperienced people or new immigrants – a better chance at a job.
In 2010 the policy was extended. They said it was all about creating jobs:
90-Day Trial Period Extended To All Employers
Sunday, 18 July 2010, 11:42 am
Press Release: New Zealand Government
The 90-day trial period is to be extended to enable all employers and new employees to have the chance to benefit from it, says Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson.
The extension is among planned changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 that Prime Minister John Key announced today in a speech to the National Party Conference.
“The Government is focused on growing a stronger economy and creating more jobs for New Zealand families,” says Ms Wilkinson.
“There are a lot of people looking for work and the changes announced today will help boost employer confidence and encourage them to take on more staff.”
Its 2016 and a new Treasury says that the 90 day trial doesn’t work:
90 day trial period fails to help jobseekers – report
The Government’s claims about the benefits of the 90 day trial period have been slammed in a report released by Treasury.
The report, looking at the benefits of the 90 day trial, has found no evidence it increased firms’ hiring – or helped disadvantaged jobseekers. …
Later that day:
Govt changes tune on 90-day trial policy
The government now says its 90-day trial period was never about increasing the number of jobs in New Zealand.
This is what anyone other than a die-hard National supporter calls “a lie”.
That is contrary to statements it has been making about the controversial workplace policy for the last eight years.
Contrary to 8 years worth of statements – why yes, yes it is. No lie is too outrageous for National.