Super Ministry is no Minister’s Responsibility “The Government’s so-called ‘super ministry’, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MoBIE), looks like the blind leading the blind” says Labour Associate spokesperson for Building and Construction Raymond Huo.
According to its website, Building Amendment Bill (No 3) is still awaiting its second reading, when in fact it was passed in March last year.
John Key out of step on Living Wage Mayor Len Brown’s commitment today to implement a Living Wage will be welcomed by low wage workers up and down the country, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s associate Labour spokesperson.
“The Mayor is showing how it’s done, with a full costing presented in the budget to Council and an implementation plan over three years.
“It is great that the Living Wage will apply to staff employed by Councillors and Council-controlled organisations. But some of the lowest paid will be workers employed by contractors doing council work and that will need attention as well.
Court case another wake-up call A pending Supreme Court ruling could impact on hundreds of leaky home owners across New Zealand who have missed out on compensation due to the 10-year time limit, says Labour’s Associate spokesperson for Building and Construction Raymond Huo.
Chorus review must not be a snow-job The independent review of Chorus cannot be a snow-job justifying a bail out of Chorus and further corporate welfare, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe.
“The review of Chorus must provide clarity. It must provide a legitimate explanation as to why the Government is so reluctant to enforce the UFB contract it signed two years ago with the company.
“A finding that the contract should not be enforced will be a failure by the Government and the review must show what contributions ministers and officials made to such a fiasco.