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  •   Home > News > Politics

    The Council of Trade Unions says contractors are often afraid to rock the boat

    The Council of Trade Unions says contractors are often afraid to rock the boat


    It welcomes potential employment law changes to clarify the difference between contractors and employees

    Auckland Scaffolder Jahden Nelson was recently electrocuted on a building site, but as an independent contractor, didn't have the same rights as an employee.

    CTU Secretary Melissa Ansell-Bridges says contractors can be very vulnerable.

    She says their ability to earn a living is in the hands of the person engaging them.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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     Today's News

    Rugby League:
    Cameron Ciraldo has inked a five year deal to take over as Canterbury Bulldogs head coach in the NRL 15:29

    Rugby:
    Former All Black Mike Brewer believes the Springboks underestimated the All Blacks at Ellis Park this morning 15:19

    Health & Safety:
    New Zealand has 2,618 community cases today - the lowest figures since February 14:49

    Law and Order:
    Black Caps paceman Matt Henry's been ruled out of the remainder of the West Indies tour due to a rub injury 14:49

    International:
    Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago was a 'nightmare' environment for housing classified documents, experts say 14:19

    Politics:
    A political commentator thinks bullying in Parliament is an ongoing problem 13:49

    Rugby:
    It's unclear this afternoon whether Ian Foster will be head coach of the All Blacks when they return home to face Argentina in a fortnight in Christchurch 13:29

    Soccer:
    Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has launched a scathing attack on the club after their latest dismal result 13:19

    International:
    For Donald Trump, the week included FBI searches, civil investigations and social media campaigns 13:09

    Living & Travel:
    Farewell Fooey: Guardian of the ABC's PNG bureau, a friend to correspondents and an enemy of stray cats 12:59


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