Business, union bosses debate employment law changes
Business leaders are accusing the Government of woefully failing to listen to objections about proposed employment law changes. Unions, on the other hand, are gratified. A parliamentary select committee has reported back on the Employment Relations Amendment law which will now go before Parliament for its second reading. Proposed changes, such as stopping businesses with more than 20 employees from using 90 day trial periods and allowing union representatives access to workplaces, remain. Kirk Hope is BusinessNZ's chief executive and Richard Wagstaff is president of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. They talk to Alex Perrottet.