Huge week on the Health &Safety Campaign
Council of Trade Unions Health and Safety Update and Clippings #8
As you will be aware the third reading of the Health and Safety Bill is in progress and will resume on Tuesday next week. There was a vast amount of media coverage generated this week which is too much to include in this update.
The CTU assisted Pike and forestry families to come to Wellington and continue their fight for better health and safety law.
The families held a Panel Discussion in the Legislative Chamber on Tuesday night, and sat in Parliament’s Public Gallery as the Bill came back for its third reading on Wednesday. This story is told below with hyperlinks to some of the media they generated.
Bereaved families had come to Wellington and descended on Parliament. They came to urge the Government not to water down the Bill. The Bill was then delayed and the Government was “running scared” and “did not want to face the families”.
Peter Dunne could have done more.
Last Wednesday the debate quickly turned to worm farms as the Government has botched the law.
We, however, continue the moral fight to show how heartless this Government is: TVNZ https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/critics-question-new-workplace-health-and-safety-rules-6376507 Maori TV :https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/national/families-those-killed-work-fight-tighten-health-and-safety-bill
Here’s the CTU raw time lapse footage
Watch here on Tuesday, as the debate continues.