The minority missing in Labour

Labour and Andrew Little have decided to make small business a priority in New Zealand.

Despite signalling in his speech his willingness to assist small businesses, Andrew Little also indicated that he wants to take away workplace flexibility, the single biggest thing that small businesses has been telling Labour in their focus groups.

Small businesses want the 90 day bill to remain, they want flexible tea and meal breaks and they definitely do not want interfering union bosses breathing down their necks.

Perhaps Labour could show they are serious by appealing more another minority group to be added to their caucus representation.

The Labour Party is all about fair representation and all sorts of other bullshit like that.

With the focus now coming on small businesses I want to know when will Labour get small business owners into its caucus.  

In MBIEs Small Business Sector Report the give the following statistics.

Some 97 per cent of enterprises in New Zealand are small businesses. These 459,300 enterprises include those with no employees, micro (1-5 employees), and small (6-19 employees) enterprises. Small businesses make a significant contribution to the New Zealand labour market, with more than 584,000 people employed in enterprises with fewer than 20 people, making up 30 per cent of the workforce. These figures do not include self-employed, which number over 380,000.

So 964,000 New Zealanders work in small businesses.

That is almost one quarter of our population.

Does this mean Labour will introduce a quota system to get this completely disenfranchised group into their caucus?

If they were serious they should consider it.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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