Labour’s petition against National’s attack on Kiwi’s rights including the right to a break at work is growing like topsy with over 22,000 people signing up to it in the last day and a half.
Labour spokesperson Andrew Little told TVNZ:
“The Bill fundamentally changes the nature of many hard-won employee rights; it also does away with collective bargaining protections, makes vulnerable workers’ jobs even less secure and undermines the principles of good faith,” Mr Little says.
“To begrudge anyone having a cuppa or a meal break during their working day goes against the grain. It’s a Kiwi tradition. Doing away with it is mean-spirited and unfair.”
It’s not too late to sign. National failed to get the Bill passed before Labour weekend so it’ll have to go back next week. If enough people stand up against it before then at the very least it’ll be another political embarrassment for them in a third term that is already marked out by arrogant attacks on Kiwis’ rights.
If you haven’t already signed you can click here to add your voice to the thousands who are standing up for their rights against National’s attack.