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Holidays Act underpayment of up to 750,000 workers raised on international stage

CTU President Richard Wagstaff addressed the International Labour Organisation (the United Nations agency for work and employment) on Tuesday to focus global attention on the New Zealand government’s failure to protect working people in the face of the massive payroll systems failure that has left as many as three quarters of a million working New Zealanders out of pocket.

“The Inspectorate and the Government kept it secret for 18 months at least, and even when asked directly, did not come clean about the information they had gathered”, said Richard Wagstaff.

“Government policy is bent so far towards being ‘business facing’ that it is unbalanced and blind to the interests of working people,” he said.

The full speech is available here.