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ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

Gut legislation that impose the greatest level of compliance costs on business, including the Employment Relations Act, the Health and Safety in Employment Act and the Holidays Act.

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Sue Bradford

Support workers' calls for fair wages, including the campaign for a 5% increase in 2005
Support legislation that creates flexible workplace opportunities, and assist parents to balance work and family life
Improve workplace democracy and improve workers’ representation and participation in the future of their work
Initiatives that encourage and facilitate multi-party bargaining
Introduce legislation to progress pay and employment equity

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Trevor Mallard

Continue to strengthen the minimum code of employment rights
Increase the leave entitlement for eligible parents from 13 to 14 weeks from December 2005
Improve the monitoring and surveillance of occupational injury and disease
Develop and implement a range of responses to assist workers in balancing these responsibilities so as to both improve workplace productivity and ensure equitable and decent work
Continue to review, with consideration of extension, paid parental leave provisions

Maori Party Dr Pita Sharples  
National Party of New Zealand Kate Wilkinson

Bring in a new Act incorporating the best of the Employment Contracts Act 1991 and the Employment Relations Act 2000
Overhaul the Holidays Act
Reduce business compliance costs associated with OSH legislation
Put limits on union access to the workplace
Remove union monopoly bargaining rights over collective agreements

New Zealand First Peter Brown

Raise the minimum and youth wage
Establish an Industrial Relations Advisory Group
Amend industrial laws to ensure that casualisation employment practices are fair and just to all parties
Review the practice of short term employment contracts
Amend the EEO laws to ensure that ending discrimination of those 50-years plus is established as a fundamental plank of these laws

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Hon Peter Dunne

Review general grievance and dismissal procedures in the Employment Relations Act
Allow employers to take on new employees for a trial period of up to six months
Review employment law to ensure that it reflects the reality of workplace relations in small businesses
We will avoid wholesale changes to employment legislation every time a government changes on the grounds of ideology, and instead amend current legislation to make it better
Promote a modern, flexible labour market that is stable

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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