Health and Safety

Written By: - Date published: 2:20 pm, July 24th, 2015 - 2 comments
Categories: health and safety, labour, Unions, workers' rights - Tags: , ,

The CTU’s excellent campaign to get a stronger version of National’s post-Pike River Health and Safety law has produced this excellent video:

National are removing a lot of the rights proposed in the bill from workers in companies with fewer than 20 employees – companies like lots of the contractors at Pike River.

Labour’s Iain Lees-Galloway is planning on proposing amendments to the legislation to fix a lot of these holes as it goes through parliament, and wants as many signatures backing the changes as possible – you can sign here to support.

Hopefully with enough support the likes of Peter Dunne and NZ First will back the amendments and we’ll get a bill that protects a lot more New Zealanders than what National proposes…

2 comments on “Health and Safety”

  1. Skinny 1

    I prefer the blunt instrument of a workers day of action. Where is the call to hit the bricks Ben? The dampening down is a disgrace that National must be held to account for.

  2. red-blooded 2

    The problem with a national day of action is that so few people are in unions now that life would carry on much as usual. Strikes for anything but bargaining purposes are illegal and people without union protection are unlikely to participate.
    We’ve got to take some sort of action against this travesty and if that’s signing a damn petition then I’ll sign it. Marching on the street might be more satisfying, but only if there are plenty of others marching with you.

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