NRT: Reported back

Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, December 12th, 2012 - 4 comments
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No Right Turn on fixing the problem of when two holiday days fall on weekend

The Transport and Industrial Relations Committee has reported back on David Clark’s Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill, with the National majority recommending it not be passed. The reason? Unfortunately, they don’t actually give one, speaking only of vague “negative effects” outweighing positive ones. But we all know why: because the business community which National so obediently serves are arseholes who oppose any extension of public holidays. Just look at how they reacted to the extension of annual leave…

The bill will now go back before the House, where its fate will be in the hands of Peter Dunne. Will he vote for it or not? The whole country will be watching – and ready to hold him accountable at the ballot box if he doesn’t.

4 comments on “NRT: Reported back”

  1. viper shorts 1

    whole country doesn’t get to hold Dunne accountable, only those of his electorate unfortunately

  2. The Al1en 2

    “in the hands of Peter Dunne. Will he vote for it or not?”

    Maybe he’ll luck in and have another funeral to attend.

  3. Madison 3

    Maybe you can read the submissions on the bill and notice that this bill only benefits monday to friday workers and works to increase the inequality on the rest of us unless they change the method of mondayisation. Even some unions and professional organisations are pointing out the loopholes gaping through the current wording of this bill.

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