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Regulate "wild west" labour hire industry – union

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A union representing approximately 2000 labour hire workers in the logistics industry is calling on the Government to urgently introduce a licensing system in an effort to regulate the “wild west” industry. 

The call for a licensing system comes after NewsHub revealed that Work and Income New Zealand has, according to one person, “coerced” unemployed workers to sign unlawful employment contracts with labour hire firms.

Karl Andersen on dodgy labour hire practices

Date of Release: 
27/10/2015

Here's our Transport and Logistics Secretary Karl Andersen calling for an urgent inquiry into the explotation of workers in labour hire industry.

Union calls for government investigation into dodgy labour hire practices

Date of Release: 
Monday, October 26, 2015

Calls are growing for Employment Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse to urgently audit labour hire companies as reports emerge of exploitation and non-compliance.  

“Labour hire is common practice in the logistics industry,” says FIRST Union Transport and Logistics Secretary Karl Andersen.

“Through our Logistics Workers’ Network we’re receiving alarming reports of employment law breaches.”

“Workers have come to us with evidence that some labour hire companies are not paying public holiday rates or sick leave.”

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