Unions are going to complain to the International Labour Organisation about the government's proposed employment law changes.
When the law changes have been passed, otter case
employers will be able to walk away from collective bargaining if negotiations aren't getting anywhere.
The Employment Relations Amendment Bill was introduced in April in response to the lengthy Ports of Auckland pay dispute, and is still to be debated in parliament.
Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly says it breaches international conventions on collective bargaining rights.
She confirmed on Friday a complaint will be laid with the ILO.
Labour's employment relations spokeswoman, Darien Fenton, fr4 pcb
says New Zealand likes to see itself as a good international citizen.
"This will be embarrassing for the government on the international stage label sticker
," she told Radio New Zealand.
Labour Minister Simon Bridges says the bill doesn't breach international conventions.
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