Thursday, June 13, 2013


A ballot for a Members bill was held today and the following bill was drawn:

  • Employment Relations (Continuity of Labour) Amendment Bill (Jami-Lee Ross)
The full text of the bill is here. Despite the innocuous title, the bill allows employers to use scabs to break strikes. When that was last permitted, back in the C19th and early C20th, it led to widespread industrial violence (as people naturally don't like having their jobs stolen by a scab). But like the Bourbons, it seems the reactionary National Party have learned nothing and forgotten nothing, and are hellbent on dragging us back to the horrors of the past.