26 Jan 2018

Employment law change: Unions urge govt to go further

From Morning Report, 7:35 am on 26 January 2018

The government has announced its first changes to employment laws since assuming power. The reforms have been tempered by the need to keep Labour's coalition partner New Zealand First onside. The Government has stopped large employers from using the controversial 90-day trial or "fire at will" provisions. But businesses with fewer than 20 employees will still be able to fire new staff within that period without giving a reason or facing legal action. Council of Trade Unions national president Richard Wagstaff discusses the issue with Guyon Espiner.