Every time Bill English goes on Agenda, he lets a bit of National policy slip (anyone who thinks it’s an accident probably also thinks Nicky Hager’s some kind of super-hacker). On Sunday, English told us National will be running on a platform of removing your rights at work in the first 90 days of employment – which was met with anger from workers’ rights groups, glee from Labour, ‘thanks but no thanks’ from Business NZ, and a lone ‘yay’ from the Herald. It also became clear that National will remove elements of your employer’s contribution to your Kiwisaver. The Government signalled it will embark on major investment in affordable housing and its Immigration Bill came in for well-deserved criticism. Revelations continued around National’s use of Crosby/Textor to present a nice, appealling facade of John key to the world.
…while all you hear from National these days is criticisms about how hard it is for average Kiwis to buy cheese and pay for petrol, the one workplace policy they’ve come out with would make it harder for workers to improve their pay … [more]
More anti-worker policy from the Nats
These are regressive, reactionary policies from National that strike at the heart of our work conditions. No wonder they are trying to keep them as quiet as possible… [more]
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