Focussing on the things that matter, Ctd

Labour continues to focus on the things that matter…like holidays:

Plans to “Monday-ise” public holidays have inched closer to reality after legislation to make the change went onto Parliament’s business programme today.

First-term Labour MP David Clark this afternoon had his Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day) Amendment Bill drawn from the members’ bill ballot, lucking it out over 38 other MPs to take one of two members’ bill spots on Parliament’s business agenda.

Last year, Waitangi Day fell on a Sunday and Anzac Day on Easter Monday, which meant New Zealanders missed out on two of the 11 public holidays.

Mr Clark’s bill would ensure that if future Waitangi Days or Anzac Days fell on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday would be a public holiday.

“These are two of this country’s most significant days, yet a glitch in the system means they are not protected under the Holidays Act,” Mr Clark said.

“There are no plans to shift commemorations _ they will still be celebrated on the actual dates _ but it doesn’t seem fair that where workers are entitled to a day off they are sometimes missing out.”

Labour had 9 years in power to be fair to workers, instead they ignored it, now all of a sudden this is one of their most import issues.

Fat chance of this getting anywhere. Maybe Labour will select this bill to filibuster instead of a hapless charity.

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