With the reaction to laws attacking workers John Key has tried to misdirect by claiming unions have no example of abuse of the 90 day law.
A couple of points John:
1) It’s up to you to provide evidence the law needs to be changed, that’s kinda how governing works, however;
2) Off the top of my head I can think of three examples:
After refusing to spend her entire part-time pay on shoes sold by her employer Amy Jewitt was told she was:
on a three month probation period and by not wearing the shoes she was not committed to the job.
Florence Cohen was sacked from her job at Take Note, in her last week of the fire at will period without being told why.
And on Marae this morning (right across the end of the first clip and the start of the second) Matt McCarten told of a case where a young woman told her boss she wasn’t comfortable answering his personal questions and got the sack the next day.
And these are just the cases that have been brought to the attention of the media. It’s the tip of the iceberg because most cases vulnerable workers will just suck up abuse and move on.
Key knows that, he’s just desperate to push the issue into some other frame and figures he’ll try a bit of union bashing.
It’s a cowardly misdirection but what else would you expect from a man pushing a law attacking workers like Jewitt and Cohen?