Posts Tagged ‘public holidays’

Easter Sunday

Written By: - Date published: 11:26 am, March 27th, 2016 - 56 comments

easter-sunday

Waitangi Day v Anzac Day

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 6th, 2016 - 108 comments

Advantage asks why is Waitangi Day not treated the same as Anzac day?

Mondayisation Bill passes

Written By: - Date published: 6:31 pm, April 17th, 2013 - 20 comments

As expected David Clark’s private member’s bill to “Mondayise” holidays passed its final reading this evening. The vote was 61 to 60 with National and ACT voting against.

Mondayising win!

Written By: - Date published: 12:04 pm, March 12th, 2013 - 40 comments

The Bill to Mondayise holidays seems certain to progress. A nice win for David Clark and for Labour, and an all too rare example of MMP working as it should.

Be honest on holidays, John

Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, January 31st, 2011 - 42 comments

John Key says he needs ‘advice’ on Mondayising ANZAC Day and Waitangi Day. The fact is the move would be right and popular but his business mates are too cheap to pay an extra 4 days every 7 years. Key’s just playing for time.

Fight for Anzac and Waitangi

Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, January 12th, 2011 - 44 comments

This year, as last year, we miss out on both Anzac and Waitangi days as holidays.  And the Government refuses to do anything about it.  Phil Goff and the EPMU back all workers getting their rightful public holidays like any other year – but John Key apparently doesn’t think it’s do-able, that it needs “research”.

Nasty Nats Steal Holidays

Written By: - Date published: 5:05 pm, November 7th, 2010 - 34 comments

This NAct government is so anti-worker that they have managed to re-arrange the calendar so that we get 5 fewer holidays in this government’s term than the last Labour one.  And that’s before they sell off our 4th week.

Matariki Public Holiday?

Written By: - Date published: 2:20 pm, July 22nd, 2009 - 17 comments

The Maori Party’s Matariki Day Bill was pulled in the ballot. Man, a public holiday in the middle of winter. Currently it’s one long drag from Queens Birthday to Labour Weekend. Will the Tories vote against a public holiday in the middle of winter and, once again, oppose the goals of the Maori Party? We’ll […]

Public holidays

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, April 30th, 2009 - 50 comments

If a Public Holiday falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, we should get the day off on the following Monday instead, like other countries. In 2011, Easter Sunday and ANZAC day will be the same day. Dumb. If Anzac Day coincides with another public holiday, the day off should be moved to the next […]

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