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Workplace Relations and Safety
Fri 14 Oct 2016
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has this morning expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Helen Kelly who lost her battle with cancer overnight. “Helen was a passionate advocate for the rights of New Zealand workers,” Mr Woodhouse says. “She championed the cause of making our workplaces healthier and safer, particularly in the wake of the Pike River Mine disaster. ...
Workplace Relations and Safety
Thu 25 Aug 2016
A Bill that enables territorial authorities to decide whether shops in their district can trade on Easter Sunday has passed its third reading in Parliament this afternoon. “The Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill is a pragmatic and well-balanced Bill which provides choice for local communities on whether or not to allow shop trading on Easter Sunday while also improving protections to all shop employees,” Mr Woodhouse says. ...