It’s funny whenever I used to bring up the 90 day right to fire policy, there would be a flood of National supporters claiming that it was working, turns out they were wrong, the thing simply makes it cheaper for the boss man to abuse workers…
The controversial trial period allowing workers to be easily sacked within their first 90 days on the job has failed to boost employment, research has found.
Treasury-funded research conducted by Motu found no statistically significant increasing in hiring by employers following the introduction of the 90-day trial periods in 2009.
Motu Fellow Isabelle Sin said the research used “data from every firm and every person in New Zealand” to assess the law changes’ effect.
“The main effect of the policy was a decrease in dismissal costs for firms, while many employees faced increased uncertainty about their job security for three months after being hired,” Sin said.
…so another workers right busting neoliberal myth put to bed. The problem is that the average National voter doesn’t care if policy actually stands up to scrutiny, they hate left wing people and values and the perception that it somehow damages them is all a National voter cares about. That the policy works is secondary to the spite it might cause.
We can see this mindset across almost every National Party policy – state housing, homelessness, welfare and private prisons – those who are seen as failing deserve to suffer as far as your average National voter is concerned.