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11:28 am, June 17th, 2016 - 104 comments
Categories: capitalism, class war, jobs, national, uncategorized, wages, workers' rights - Tags: 90 day, fail, fire at will, ideology
The Fire at will (90 day trial) law has been a great success! Not at improving life for workers – hell no:
NZ unemployment worsens to 5.9 per cent, wages stay low
Industries relying on low-skill, low-wage labour
Wages going nowhere fast
Minimum pay, Living Wage gap ‘growing’
And so on.
The claims that National made about the benefits to workers are all nonsense, according to a Treasury report out today:
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.
But a report by Nathan Chappell and Isabelle Sin of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, who were commissioned by Treasury, found “no evidence that access to trial periods causes firms on average to change the number of people they hire…nor to be more likely to hire those struggling in the labour market.”
More National ideology burned to the ground by facts.
No there was only one sense in which fire at will was a “great” success (from the report pdf):
It seems the primary effects of the policy were to reduce the cost to firms of continuing their pre-policy behaviour, while requiring many employees to shoulder the cost of an increase in perceived initial uncertainty about their job security.
This is classic National – favour the powerful, undermine the weak.
No shit Sherlock. Designd 2 drive wages down. We hav seen the heartbreaking treatment of particularly young workers https://t.co/TgvNlUhNNL
— Helen Kelly (@helenkellyUnion) June 16, 2016