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Young people feel betrayed by Government

Published: Thu 5 Nov 2015 10:43 AM
Young people feel betrayed by Government over zero-hour contracts
The youth network of the Public Service Association (PSA), New Zealand’s largest union, says young people feel betrayed by the Government who have entrenched unfair zero-hour contracts instead of keeping their promise to get rid of them.
"Everybody deserves to have secure work that they can plan their life around," said Caleb Gordon, co-convenor of the PSA Youth network.
"The Government promised to ban zero-hour contracts, but instead they’ve proposed this law change which entrenches them.
"Our young people have been totally let down by the Government’s U-turn on zero-hour contracts.
"Unreliable hours and insecure work means not knowing each week if you’ll be able to pay the rent, let alone live a good life.
"Work should be a part of our lives - but secure work means our lives can be so much more," said Caleb Gordon.
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