Party policy on youth issues


Stand Up – the youth wing of the Council of Trade Unions (CTU), recently asked the ten biggest political parties ten simple yes/no questions on issues that you’ve told us are important to young workers.

You can share the results on Facebook, and retweet them on Twitter.

Here are the questions Stand Up asked:
Will your party repeal youth rates to ensure that people are paid the same for the same job, regardless of age?

Will your party increase funding to ensure public transport is affordable for students and young workers?

Will your party retain interest-free student loans?

Will your party put a stop to zero-hour contracts, which stop young workers being able to plan their lives and increase hardship?

Does your party support the living wage, as defined by Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand?

Will your party lift main benefit and student allowance levels so that they are sufficient for a good life?

Will your party introduce a rental home warrant of fitness scheme to raise the standards of rentals?

Will your party extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks or longer?

Will your party repeal the 90 day fire-at-will legislation?

Will your party introduce measures to reduce the increasing use of fixed-term and casual contracts?