We’ve brought a better balance to labour market rules, enabling businesses to grow while ensuring the rights of workers are protected.

We’ve significantly improved workplace health and safety legislation and we are well on our way to meeting our target of reducing New Zealand’s serious injury toll by 25 per cent by 2020.

New Zealand has the lowest gender pay gap in the OECD, and National is committed to eliminating it altogether. We will take a major step toward that through the passing of new pay equity legislation.

We have raised the minimum wage every year we have been in Government and we are committed to finding the right balance between supporting employers and ensuring workers are paid fairly.

We are also working with employers to ensure they meet minimum workplace standards and holding them to account when they don’t.