27 August 2002
Government Agenda Has Good News For Workers
“The Government’s legislative programme includes a number of important priorities for workers,” said secretary of the
Council of Trade Unions Paul Goulter today.
Paul Goulter said unions were ready to work constructively with Government on growth and innovation and had much to
offer from a workers’ perspective.
“We also welcome the Government’s commitment to many of the areas that will improve the lives of workers and their
families,” he said.
Paul Goulter said among the priorities for unions noted in the Speech From the Throne were the protection of employment
conditions and continuity of employment when businesses were sold or contractors changed and improved paid parental
“The CTU has already identified our Get A Life! campaign as a major campaign across unions,” he said.
“The inclusion of an increased focus on work/life balance is welcome and unions will welcome the opportunity to work
with Government and employers on a work/life programme.”