That’s John Key speaking about Labour’s new fourth week of leave legislation back when the Nats thought they were going to win in 2005.
His plan was to take your fourth week off you before it started happening in 2007 because that way you wouldn’t miss it.
Now they’re trying plan “b” – put your fourth week up for sale. That’s because they figure if they can get you back to being used to a three week leave entitlement then it’ll be easier to get rid of it altogether down the line.
And don’t be fooled by his claim it will only happen if the worker wants it to. There are plenty of other labour laws, like the right to join a union, that are breached by employers pressuring workers all the time. But unless a worker has clear evidence of that pressure and is either in a union or wealthy enough to engage a lawyer they just have to suck it up.
Don’t think for a second that National doesn’t know that.