2000 October 2 Employment Contracts Act replaced with Employment Relations Act

Trade Union Federation wound up voluntarily and we re-affiliated to the Council of Trade Unions.

In its first term, the Labour Government has:

  • Provided for 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Taken back ACC from private insurance companies
  • Restored lump-sum compensation payments from ACC
  • Increased industry training and apprenticeships
  • Reduced state house rentals
  • Increased superannuation payments to 65% of the average wage
  • Increased the minimum wage
  • Introduced new health & safety law
  • Increased public health funding
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