Minister blames business groups, not the Government, for fall in business confidence

Stuff reported:

The minister leading labour law reform has accused leading employer groups of running a deliberately misleading scare campaign, contributing to a plunge in business confidence.

BusinessNZ’s regional member groups have been running media campaigns claiming the Employment Relations Bill would slow business growth and make it difficult for employers to engage and develop staff.

Which of course it will. There are around 30 different key provisions and each and every one makes it harder for employers and better for unions.

Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said the employer campaign was “disproportionate” and was creating unnecessary concern.

Yet another Minister complaining that organisations are lobbying against Government policy they disagree with. They really don’t like dissent.

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