Bad medicine

These ERA changes are bad medicine



Bad Medicine Fact Sheets

What would good employment law look like (PDF, 209KB)

Collective Bargaining (PDF, 243KB)

Refusing to settle a collective agreement (PDF, 216KB)

Opting out of a MECA (PDF, 241KB)

How would the law changes affect women (PDF, 233KB)

6th factsheet - revisiting the 1990s (PDF, 229KB)

Here are some things you can do to get involved:

  • Sign on to help with the campaign by emailing
  • Make sure new employees in your workplace join NZNO as soon they start͙
  • Tell your friends and family about these changes – and ask them to help with the campaign
  • Visit




The Government is planning more changes to our employment law. 

The changes in the Employment Relations Amendment Bill are bad for the workforce, and bad for our families and communities. They will help tip the balance further in favour of employers and push down wages and conditions.

We need to campaign against the Bill and tell the government we want fair employment laws. The Transport and Industrial Relations select committee is now taking submissions on the Bill.

Even if you’ve never made a submission before, or don’t feel you know much about Parliament, now is the time to get involved. Submissions close on 25 July 2013.

The government needs to hear our voices, and talking to MPs on the select committee dealing with the Bill is one of the most important ways we can get some focus on our concerns.

If you need any help, please download our ERA Submission guide (PDF, 807KB).

Bad Medicine campaign submission form

"We need a law to lift wages, not reduce them"

"We are worried our rights are being stripped away"

"We need a strong economy based on decent wages and working conditions"