The Government has recently introduced an overhaul of New Zealand’s labour laws to parliament. The changes will place power in the hands of unions and put centralised wage bargaining back at the heart of industrial relations law.
The new labour laws will take away the rights of individuals to negotiate terms, conditions, and rates with their employers. Even the Government’s own ministry, MBIE, has recommended less drastic courses of action and warned of ‘significant risks’ in pursing Fair Pay Agreements.
This legislation is not about fair pay; it is about the Government imposing mandatory union deals on Kiwi workplaces. Employers and workers would be forced into bargaining and swept along with sector-wide deals, regardless of their wishes or special circumstances.
You are invited to hear from National’s Workplace Relations and Justice Spokesperson, Hon Paul Goldsmith MP, about how these agreements will impact local businesses and the economy.
Wednesday 17 August
Rolleston College Library, 631 Springston Rolleston Road
August 17, 2022 at 5:15pm - 6:15pm
· 03 344 2800