A couple of weeks ago, Sitel workers picketed their workplace protesting about getting sacked without any redundancy pay. They’re just the latest in a long line of workers who’ve been laid off without any compensation for losing their jobs. They will be forced to join the dole queue if they can’t find another job – good people who Paula Bennett says are making a “lifestyle choice” by going on the benefit.
My Redundancy Protection Bill is due to have its first reading in the House in early May. I’ve deliberately postponed the first reading knowing that the NACTs won’t vote for it, but we’re trying to change their mind. Keep up with the website and watch the Facebook page as well. There’s action coming in the next week or two.