Working people congratulate Green MP Jan Logie on successfully getting her proposed law, which will make a real difference to the lives of people who are experiencing domestic violence, over the first hurdle.
CTU Secretary Sam Huggard is delighted that the proposed law received unanimous support last night in Parliament for its first reading, “this is a hugely positive first step. There is much work to be done to ensure that MPs continue to support this really important law change.”
“What this law change does is provide 10 days of paid leave in any calendar year which could be used for medical appointments, legal proceedings and other activities related to family violence. Already provision for paid leave exists in some collective agreements, but for working people without access to collective organisation in union, there needs to be a minimum legal right also.”
“What Jan’s proposed law change does is make life a bit easier for those going through an extremely difficult time. As a nation we are growing in our commitment to addressing and reducing our appalling rates of domestic violence. This law change is part of the solution,” Huggard said.