INDEPENDENT NEWS

Goff visits Canterbury to discuss kick-starting the rebuild

Published: Thu 8 Sep 2011 08:32 AM
Labour Leader visits Canterbury to discuss kick-starting the rebuild
Labour Leader Phil Goff and Earthquake Recovery Spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove will meet with members of the construction industry in Christchurch and Kaiapoi tomorrow to discuss Labour's plan to kick-start the stalled rebuild.
"The building and construction industry has warned that there is a critical shortage of skilled workers in Canterbury. It's also concerned that the training process is too slow and may delay the rebuild even further," said Phil Goff.
"Labour is taking action to deal with that. We will work with the industry and training providers to ensure regulations and funding decisions are made to speed the training process up. We are also committing $87 million towards getting 9000 young New Zealanders off the dole and into apprenticeships. Canterbury will be the top priority in terms of allocating training positions.
"This policy has widespread support from employers, training providers and the construction industry. I will be meeting with industry leaders in Canterbury tomorrow to discuss the issue further."

Next in New Zealand politics

Quarantine-free travel with Australia to remain suspended
By: New Zealand Government
School holidays remain unchanged for Auckland region
By: New Zealand Government
Timeline confirmed for Emissions Reductions Plan
By: New Zealand Government
Power bill changes bring fairness to charges
By: New Zealand Government
Govt parks the expiry of licenses, WoFs and regos
By: New Zealand Government
Highest jump in weekly benefit numbers since first lockdown
By: Child Poverty Action Group
Principals Applaud School Holiday Decision
By: New Zealand Principals Federation
Hurry up and wait! There’s a "climate emergency"
By: ACT New Zealand
Emissions Plan Delay Sensible
By: Business NZ
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media