Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fire at will bill introduced

The government has just introduced the Fire At Will Bill to the House. Unfortunately, its not online yet, so I can't see how bad it is. But so far, Kate Wilkinson just maxed out my Orwell-meter by claiming that

This bill is not taking away rights.
It certainly is. Under existing law, employees must be treated fairly when being dismissed. Under National's bill, that will no longer be the case within the first 90 days of employment. Fairness, apparently, is not a fundamental kiwi value under National.