The Herald reports:
Labour leader Andrew Little has proposed a tax on employers who rely on workers from overseas instead of training local workers saying it was a way to make sure businesses were “doing their bit”.
The ‘training levy’ would be imposed on businesses in areas of skills shortages, such as chefs, construction, IT and tour guides where migrant workers are used.
However, companies that could prove they were already actively training New Zealanders for such jobs would be exempt.
So a restaurant will be hit with Labour’s new tax unless they can prove they were actively training.
There is a skill shortage of Labour press secretaries. Will Labour have to pay Labour’s new tax because they don’t provide training for press secretaries?