With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?
Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.
New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.
Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
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59.7% Yes, five days is not enough59.7% Complete
14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway14.3% Complete
25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis25.9% Complete
Kia ora Neighbours, Out of public glare, those big petrol chemical storage tanks have gone from Wynyard Point near the Harbour Bridge. The long job of turning it into a 5ha harbourside park is ahead. Read the story below:
Kia ora Neighbours, Behind closed doors councillors have decided to try to sell its parks and facilities maintenance business that employs 320 staff. Should we know why ? Read the story below :
Church Unlimited is "opening our home" in August to the community!
If you, or anyone you know, is in need of food, clothes, blankets, baby gear or hygiene products, then you are welcome to drop in and take what you need.
Drop in dates are 3rd & 5th August from 9am-12pm and 4pm-8pm and 7th August 9am-5pm. All are welcome!
Address: Church Unlimited 2A Augustus Terrace, Parnell (at the bottom of Parnell Rise near the railway bridge).
If anyone wants to drop off donations, you are welcome to contact me.