Friday, June 14, 2013

Too radical

So, it looks like Jamie-lee Ross's Scab Bill is too radical even for the Employers and Manufacturers' Association:

A leading business lobby warns a strike-breaking bill to come before Parliament will prove ''divisive'' and could be a bridge too far.


"New Zealand communities place a high value on fairness and the Bill could have consequences that would be considered unfair.

"In spite of several high profile cases we have had 10 to 15 years of harmonious workplace relations and don't want to jeopardise that."

The EMA are no shrinking violets when it comes to putting the boot into workers. But even they can recognise that this is the sort of law which invites a reaction, which is likely to be unpleasant for employers. Ross would be wise to listen, and withdraw his bill from the Order Paper.