1 Dec 2020

Business leader on doubling sick leave

From Morning Report, 8:44 am on 1 December 2020

The Government will introduce a bill to double sick-leave entitlements from five to ten days per year on Tuesday.

The Workplace Relations Minister, Michael Wood, says Covid-19 has shown how important it is for people to stay at home when they're sick.

Wood says businesses will benefit from the extension of sick leave entitlements.

Kirk Hope is the chief executive of Business New Zealand.

He speaks to Susie Ferguson.