A UMR poll just out asked 750 Kiwis:
“Do you think that all employees should have the right to appeal if they think they have been unfairly dismissed, even if their dismissal was during the first 90 days of their employment?
The response was:
That’s incredibly damning. Kiwis have a basic sense of fairness and the National/ACT Fire at Will policy offends against that in every way.
Peter Conway, CTU Secretary, notes: “The CTU is not against trial periods. Nor do we oppose fair dismissal. But this Bill goes too far by removing the right of wage and salary earners to appeal against a dismissal, no matter how unfair, in their first 90 days of employment”
Will the Key Government listen to the people? Fat chance.