Ideological Workplace Policy Will Mean Fewer Houses

BY ACT at 25 January, 2018


“The Government today confirmed it will gut a policy that has led to a 10 per cent increase in hiring in the construction industry,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“The Government will limit the use of 90-day trial periods to businesses with fewer than 20 employees.


“This is despite the fact that Motu’s research found a 10.3 percent increase in hiring in the construction and wholesale trade industries as a result of

NZEI resorts to desperate measures due to union failure

BY David Seymour at 13 September, 2017

Unions like NZEI are the cause, not the solution of teacher shortages, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Desperate measures like writing off student loans and providing dedicated teacher housing would never be on the table if teacher unions had negotiated salaries in line with other sectors’.

“In recent decades teacher unions have been the problem, not the solution. In 1985, experienced teachers earned 1.93 times the average New Zealand salary, now it’s 1.37 times

Labour’s backdown on 90-day trials vindicates ACT policy

BY David Seymour at 29 June, 2017

Labour’s official backdown on 90-day trials shows the gains that can be achieved by a stronger ACT, says ACT Party leader David Seymour.

It was ACT that made National extend the policy from small businesses to all businesses in 2010. Today, Labour announced it would tinker with the policy and rename it, but ultimately keep it in law.