Helen Kelly and the CTU have done a great job raising the issues of workplace health and safety. Have they even got the attention of some Nats? National MPs’ concerns prompt delay to health and safety law
Disquiet among National MPs looks set to delay planned changes to health and safety law, with the Government poised to park the bill in a select committee for two more months to try and iron out contentious issues.
Recommended changes to the law were due to be reported back from the committee this week, Prime Minister John Key said on Monday.
But after National’s Tuesday caucus meeting a well-placed source said approval would likely be sought for an extension to the select committee’s deliberations.
If there are any Nats who are standing up against a weakening of health and safety requirements – bravo. Thank you.
Government's proposed changes to health and safety laws delayed for at least 2 months because of resistance within the National Party caucus
— Jane Patterson (@janepatterson) May 26, 2015
Anne Tolley admits robust debate in Nats caucus over health and safety; PM says that's "quite wrong". Lawdy.
— Jessica Williams (@mizjwilliams) May 27, 2015