Welcome

November 7, 2006

Welcome to the campaign site for the Coalition for Quality Flexible Work . In early November 2006 more than 20 business, professional, community groups and trade unions came together to support Sue Kedgley’s flexible working hours bill, and to campaign for its coverage to be extended to all workers. Now Coalition membership has grown to 50 organisations, including business and professional, legal, community and union organisations.

What’s New:

– 30 June 2008Coalition media release: Coalition Celebrates Right to Workplace Flexibilty.
– 22 November 2007Responses from members of the Coalition and others, posted in the media section.
– 21 November 2007, 8.30pmThe bill passed its final reading tonight 69 votes to 50.
– 21 November 2007Parliament are tonight debating the final reading Employment Relations (Flexible Working Arrangements) Amendment Bill.  It is expected to pass in to law shortly after 7.30pm tonight.
– 10 September 2007: Rigidity a puzzle as NZ workers seek flexibility – opinion piece from CTU secretary Carol Beaumont in the DominionPost and Press newspapers.
27 August 2007: Send an email now to your local MP letting them know you support the Flexible Working Hours Bill and they should too.

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July 30 2007: The Transport and Industrial Relations select committee today reported back on the Bill. You can access a copy of the report on Parliament’s website here. For commentary from the Bill’s sponsor and members of the Coalition in response, click here.

– May 14 – new report from Australia, added to the information page
– April 23 – 3 new factsheets (low paid workers, children and families, young workers) and an updated flier added to the resources page
– March 21 – Article by Beverly Hughes, the UK Children’s Minister added to the information page.
February 1 2007 – another submission by a coalition member (Public Service Association), added to the resources page.
December 22 – more submissions by members of the coalition (Auckland Breastfeeding Network and National Distribution Union) to the Department of Labour’s consultation, added to the resources page.
December 18 – more submissions by members of the coalition (Maritime Union, NZ Nurses Organisation, NZ Council of Trade Unions, La Leche League and Association of University Staff) to the Department of Labour’s consultation, added to the resources page.
December 15 – new factsheet added to the resources page – Why flexible work is good for older people.
December 15 – more submissions by members of the coalition (Service & Food Workers Union) to the Department of Labour’s consultation, added to the resources page.
December 14 – more submissions by members of the coalition (Business and Professional Women, Women’s Studies Association, Coalition for Equal Value Equal Pay, Tertiary Women’s Focus Group, Youth Union Movement) to the Department of Labour’s consultation, added to the resources page.
December 13 – two submissions by members of the coalition (Parents Centre, Finsec) to the Department of Labour’s consultation, added to the resources page.
December 11 – Equal Employment Opportunities Trust Work & Age Survey 2006 added to the information page.
November 28 – new factsheet “Is flexible work good for business?” added to resources page. New members, including Grey Power, added to about page
November 22 – new resources added on information page.
November 20 – Sue Kedgley’s submission on the bill and a power point summary added under resources page.
November 20 – new “Information” page added, with related research and articles on flexible working hours.
November 10 – Action Alert #1 and sample submission, posted under resources and take action.
November 7 – site created.

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