Impact of 90 day bill being felt; unions on the line to help

Less than a week into the 90 day fire at will bill, concerns are already being raised about the unintended consequences of the new legislation.

Green MP Sue Bradford raised in  Parliament this week the case of a man who was refused help from Work and Income to move to Christchurch for a new job due to concerns he wouldn’t be able to find a new job if his 90 day trial period didn’t work out.

Bradford said “All jobseekers deserve to be treated the same, whether the employment they secure is under the 90-day rule or not.”

Meanwhile, unions have started a campaign to support people covered by the 90 day fire at will period (available as an option to employers with 19 or less staff).

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has set up the 0800 1 UNION line (0800 186 1466) to provide advice and assistance to all callers, (both union members and non-members) about the new law. If anyone you know has questions or concerns about how the law might affect them, direct them to 0800 1 UNION.

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