National's new employment laws will cut Kiwis' pay
The Government is making big changes to our employment laws that are designed to cut our pay and remove some of our most basic rights at work.
The new laws will give bosses the power to refuse to settle a collective agreement, deny us meal and rest breaks and pay new workers less than the rate in the collective agreement.
And that’s just the start.
We all know wages in New Zealand are far too low. Many of us are finding it harder to pay for basics like power and food, and the Kiwi dream of home ownership is fast slipping away.
This law will only make things harder.
There is a better way
Unions believe Kiwis deserve better. We can have a country where there are enough jobs for everyone, we’re paid fairly and our young people have hope for a better future.
These law changes are the wrong way to go about it. The Government needs to stop looking for new ways to take away our rights and start creating jobs and lifting wages.
Stand up for fairness at work
The only way anything has ever changed is by people joining together and campaigning for a better future.
Hundreds of union members have already written submissions on these law changes. Now we need to make sure our voice is heard.
In 2014 we can change the government and make sure workers get a fair deal in New Zealand.
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