Working people in New Zealand are on the verge of being much better off with zero hour agreements [contracts] on the cusp of being outlawed.
“After seeing the final draft of the planned amendments to the Employment Standards Bill released today I am confident that working people will have more security of their hours of work,” CTU President Richard Wagstaff said.
“If the legislation is passed with these amendments, it means zero hour employment agreements are gone, and working people will be better protected from these kinds of abuse,”
“Working people should still negotiate to achieve fair outcomes, and working people are always strongest when we work to negotiate together, in union collectively to get the best results,”
“There is still plenty of room to improve employment law in New Zealand and ensuring that working people are able to speak up together and achieve better pay and conditions at work though collective bargaining is crucial,”
“The CTU recognises the removal of zero hours is real progress and we appreciate having had the opportunity to work with the Government and opposition parties on this” Wagstaff said.