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To: The Government of New Zealand

People Must Be Paid

This campaign has ended.

People Must Be Paid

We’re calling on the NZ Government to make it compulsory for all workers to get paid during the lockdown, whether or not their company decides to apply for, or is eligible for, the wage subsidy.

Why is this important?

We are all doing our bit to help eliminate the latest COVID outbreak in New Zealand.

While some of us may be essential workers, most of us will be off work, staying at home as required by the Government.

The Government will again spend billions of dollars on wage subsidies to our employers to help pay our wages while we stay home to break the chain of transmission.

But some employers aren’t applying for the subsidy. They are just asking their workers to stay at home without pay. They are refusing to pay employees who are required to stay at home due to the lockdown, or if they are immune compromised.

We call on the Government to make it compulsory for all workers to get paid during the lockdown, whether or not their company decides to apply for, or is eligible for the wage subsidy.

Please sign this petition to call on the Government to make it compulsory for companies to pay their workers during the lockdown.

This is a campaign led in partnership by First Union and E tū.
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Reasons for signing

  • Fair pay for all workers.
  • An equality of pay that matches the amount of cost of a living wage, it's just not enough!
  • Why not? Workers are entitled to pay, especially now since they have no choice but to isolate.

Updates

2021-08-20 03:43:18 +1200

1,000 signatures reached

2021-08-19 15:01:33 +1200

500 signatures reached

2021-08-18 20:56:52 +1200

100 signatures reached

2021-08-18 19:58:28 +1200

50 signatures reached

2021-08-18 19:31:51 +1200

25 signatures reached

2021-08-18 19:20:37 +1200

10 signatures reached