July 05, 2017
Kelvin Davis support keeping 90 trial but with conditions
In an about face by the Labour Party leader Andrew Little's plan to keep a hold of the controversial 90 day trial employment policy is being backed by MP for Northland Kelvin Davis.
The trial period came into force in 2009 allowing employers to fire new staff within the first 90 days.
But Kelvin Davis says under a Labour Government employers must give valid reason for termination of a contract.
" We're saying you can't just dump people without an excuse you need to have some type of mediation, employers if you're going to sack somebody you need to justify your case and not just do it. It's not a total abolition of the 90 days, but it's a lot fairer and a lot more level and employees do have some protections there." Kelvin Davis says a Labour government will also lift the minimum wage to $16.50 an hour and pay core public service workers a living wage.
Andrew Little's rethink is an about face for Labour in 2010 former leader Phil Goff's said it would be one of the first policies it axes when they became government
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