Friday, February 27, 2009
Anti-worker and anti-democratic law that doe nothing to promote jobs...
Even before it becomes law, the new 90-day probation period has sparked noisy protests.
A march is underway in central Auckland against the measure, which allows businesses with fewer than 20 staff to fire people in their first 90 days of employment. Unions are calling it the "fire at will law."
In Christchurch, a group calling itself The Workers Rights Campaign has picketed National MP Nicola Wagner's office.
They plan to take their objections directly to the premises of employers making use of the law to sack people unfairly.
Another name for the law would be the 90 day Servants Act. Servants of their bosses!