Proposed changes to NZ employment laws prompt CTU to launch campaign to protect workers' rights
The NZ Council of Trade Unions is launching a campaign to protect workers' rights.
Under proposed National Party employment law reforms, the 90-day trial period would be extended to all businesses and employers could request a sick note if a worker is away for just one day. Unions would also have to get permission to enter the workplace.
CTU president Helen Kelly says all of the unions have had strong messages from workers concerned about the impact of the changes. She says people are not prepared to accept they will be the victims of the government in terms of their rights at work.