Greens want sick leave changes rammed through under urgency

Stuff reports:

Labour has ruled out doubling sick leave before Christmas, despite a push from the Green Party to do so.

Green Party workplace relations spokeswoman Jan Logie said bringing forward Labour’s plan to double sick leave from five to ten days would make sure people stayed home if they had Covid-19 symptoms, keeping the whole country safer. …

“Getting this done before Christmas is critical to ensure peace of mind for businesses and workers alike. To not be able to offer extended sick leave for workers during this busy Christmas period puts us all at risk.”

So the Green Party want a law change rammed through Parliament using urgency, without even allowing affected employers to have a say on the law change.

Remember the days when they were the principled party that opposed urgency and bypassing select committees?

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