CTU signals challenge to safety law

  • 22/08/2015
CTU signals challenge to safety law

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions will consider seeking a judicial review of the exclusion of farming from health safety reforms currently going through Parliament, president Helen Kelly says.

The Government changed a bill reforming health and safety law after it was introduced following intense lobbying from the farming sector.

Industries which are deemed "high risk" will have to have health and safety representatives even where there are fewer than 20 workers, while those who escape the definition will not.

Most farms will not have to have safety representatives on site but there's a list of others, such as worm farms, mushroom farms, alpaca farms and cat breeders that will.

Ms Kelly tweeted today that the CTU would consider a judicial review of the exclusion of farming from the law.

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