To all the people who protested up and down the country yesterday. THANKS FOR NOTHING. While I appreciate your sentiments about a man,s death at the hands of American Police you completely forgot about the safety of others. This country has just gone through one of the most stringent of times. Many people like myself have spent 2 months in self isolation and many business the same so that you people can thumb your nose at these restrictions. I hope there is no health consequences to this action. True a horrendous thing to happen to ANYONE at hands of the law, but what you people did could be a lot worse for many in this country if an outbreak is the result of your actions.
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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60.3% Yes, five days is not enough60.3% Complete
13.4% No, I never use mine up anyway13.4% Complete
26.3% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26.3% Complete
Countdown supermarket's decision to open on New Year's Eve 1990 caused traffic to back up over the Sydenham overbridge as far as Brougham St.
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