Thursday, August 5, 2010

Is A related to B?

From March 2010:
The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) has welcomed the Government's decision not to support the reintroduction of youth rates.

The National Party yesterday ruled out supporting a bill introduced to Parliament by Act MP Sir Roger Douglas pushing for youth rates.

From yesterday:

Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples said the Maori unemployment figures were shocking.

"It's terrible, that's about all you can say really," he told reporters.

Dr Sharples said training opportunities for young Maori would help....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You seem to be right: "The number of males unemployed aged 20–24 years also increased
significantly in annual unadjusted terms, up 6,500 to 18,100."

pdm said...

I have no doubt that Youth Rates should be reinstated post haste and the minimum should also be removed.

These two factors alone are big contributors to unemployment and the fact that young people cannot gain work experience.

JC said...

And the same report shows hiring of over 65 year olds has gone up and employers have extended the hours of the existing labour force. Its a nice summary of cause and effect.

Incidentally, NZ still has a labour force participation rate of 68.1% compared to Aussie of 65.1%.

JC

Seamonkey Madness said...

I wonder how many reports the caucus has dismissed bringing up this very point?

Anonymous said...

Incidentally, NZ still has a labour force participation rate of 68.1% compared to Aussie of 65.1%.


Still 32% of BLUDGERISM

Abolish minimum wage - of course.
Reinstate Youth Rates - why? once the minimum wage has go, there's no difference.

Abolish the Unions.
Abolish the Dole and all the other benefits.

Make the 90-day "fire at will law" last for ever & apply to everyone.

That's how you fix NZ's problems. Everyone knows this but just hasn't got the guts.