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What's in Labour's Future of Work report

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 5/11/2016

What Labour's Future of Work Commission has recommended:

* A skills shortage levy on businesses that don't provide training for staff.

* Providing six weeks free training to workers made redundant by automation.

* Recognising volunteering as work.

* Abolishing secondary tax that affects those with multiple jobs.

* Appointing a Chief Technology Officer to create a 10-15 year technology roadmap.

* Ensuring primary students have access to portable digital devices to learn about coding and technical literacy.

* Investigating wage incentive for employers who take on apprentices, with a bonus upon completion.

* Conducting tracking research on people who come off benefits to better tailor support.

* Encouraging and supporting more women to become self-employed.

* Implementing the recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles.

* Equipping people with disabilities with employment-ready tools.

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