Meanwhile, In New Zealand



New Zealand Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway

RTE reports:

New Zealand has passed legislation banning zero-hour contracts, in what is thought to be one of the first laws in the developed world to end the use of deals criticised as exploitative.

Opposition Labor MP Iain Lees-Galloway was joined by his political opponents in supporting the Employment Standards Legislation Bill to end the use of the deals under which employees are required to be available for work but have no guaranteed minimum hours.

To the best of my knowledge it’s the first of its type [in the developed world], certainly in terms of the US and UK,” Mr Lees-Galloway said.

“It’s possible Denmark doesn’t have them because these type of contracts are all about exploiting loopholes and I don’t think Denmark had the loopholes in the first place.”

There you go now.

New Zealand bans zero-hour contracts (RTE)

Previously: Zero Hour Contracts And You

The ‘If And When’ Employees

20 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In New Zealand

  1. dav

    The elites won’t like that, they want the masses to work for pittance while they profit ie slavesbridge.

    1. The People's Hero

      Don’t forget the poors too who In reality keep buying their tat from those shameless employers that carry out these practices…. Cause and effect….

      1. Anomanomanom

        Iv worked for dunes and 85% is a made up figure. They might not be great to work for but I was always given my roster with plenty of notice, just like all the staff who worked with me.

      2. Michael

        My point simply was that unless law is tightly drawn employers can get around it as they do here

  2. formerly known as

    I like NZ. They seem to do a lot of things well. I hope they choose a new fleg.

  3. Eoin

    Fair play. Though I’d say there a few companies planning to now relocate somewhere that still allows zero hour contracts. Like Ireland. If that’s not enough to attract them here, I’m sure we could work out a Jobsbridge fiddle for them too. What scumbag employer doesn’t love slave labour? Right?

    1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

      True. They could go to Fiji or to Tuvalu or some other economic hotspot in the Pacific

    2. Tish Mahorey

      “relocate somewhere that still allows zero hour contracts”

      Most of these charlatans are food and coffee franchises so they’re retailers, not a a moveable feast of 5000 Spanish, Brazilian and Italian mid 20s data localizers on free city bikes.

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