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Fix OSH law to end confusion says Sowry

Published: Thu 27 Nov 2003 10:25 AM
Fix OSH law to end confusion says Sowry
National Party Industrial Relations spokesman Roger Sowry says the Government should fix the onerous new OSH laws and end the ongoing confusion.
"We're hearing about cancelled Christmas parades and other charitable events because of prosecution fears and now the traditional school trip's in doubt," says Mr Sowry.
He's commenting on reports today that Principals are worried that schools could be liable for fines of up to half a million dollars if a child is injured while on a school trip.
"This confusion is eating away at some of the mainstays on the Kiwi calendar - the law has to be fixed," says Mr Sowry.
"The National Party warned of the potential for the Health and Safety in Employment Laws to hit the volunteer sector, but Labour refused to listen.
"It's now time for the Government to admit the legislation needs fixing, before Christmas parades and school trips disappear from the Kiwi landscape altogether," Mr Sowry says.

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