John 'Boss Hogg' Key lies about 90 day right to sack powers
Just as with the mining valuations used to try and con NZers into supporting mining, John Key is lying through his bloody teeth when he claims workers will be told why they are being sacked...
Experts warn of loophole in 90-day trial scheme
The Prime Minister's claim that dismissed workers under the 90 day-trial scheme still have to be told why they are being fired is questionable, an employment law expert says. John Key was challenged in the House yesterday over comments bosses are obliged to give a reason why they are dismissing new workers under the scheme. The Government plans to extend the scheme - which applies to small companies of less than 20 workers - to all new workers. Outside the trial period, employers are obliged to give workers a consultation process:
* To tell a worker of the decision to fire them.
* To provide information that led to the decision and allow them a response before a final decision is made.
* To give them a written statement of why they were fired within 60 days, if requested.
But these protections are excluded from the trial period, as explained in an article tabled in Parliament by Lawlink, a network of 18 law firms from around New Zealand. "Under a trial period an employer does not have to tell an employee of any pending decision to terminate employment," the article said."Trial period employees have no right to comment on the proposed termination before it happens, nor are they able to request [a written explanation]."
So the protections Key is pretending will look after workers don't exist and this right to sack will impact 400 000 workers...
Workers lose their right to fair process in class war
More than 400,000 workers start new jobs every year and they will lose their rights to any fair process should their new employer have concerns.
...add to this the demands for a sick note to be sick and the extra pressure that will put on Drs shows how ill thought out National's attack on workers really is.
And what is the evidence the Merchant Banker Prime Minister is trying to use to con you the worker ant that it's all for you? A bullshit Department of Labour report that asks the boss man how he is liking his new powers to sack at will.
Well shit me sideways whanau, the bosses all seem to love it and the Department of Labour decided only to ask the boss man, not those being impacted by the boss man how wonderful the right to sack is. But what exactly did the report Key is trying to use to support his war on the Unions actually say...
Report on 90-day trials at odds with Govt line
Two of the main benefits hailed by the Government for the 90-day trial for newly hired workers - creating jobs and helping workers at the margins - have been challenged in the same report that has been cited as evidence that the scheme should be extended.
...I like this bit the most...
the Department of Labour report released last week said there was no evidence a probationary period did this."The ability to use trial periods appeared to have encouraged 40 per cent of employers who had hired someone to do so, however without any counterfactual evidence it cannot be stated categorically that trial periods had created extra job opportunities," the report said.
This declaration of war on the workers by National is aimed at raising funds from the Auckland Business Mafia who bankrolled the last election and want to see some right wing flag waving and nothing boosts the war chest through anonymous donations into the Waitamata Trust than some old fashioned class war union bashing.
This Government's vacant aspiration Daddy State is not moderate, it's hard right economic policy being sold as social policy. National are lying about the 90 day right to sack in the exact same way they lied about mineral valuations, exactly like they are lying about National Standards.
How's that 'change' feeling NZ?