17 Feb 2007 | BUILDING COMMUNITY
“Liberalisation for some creates shackles for others.”
A statement by the NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference, February 2007
It has been rightly said that “liberalisation for some creates shackles for others”. We believe that if restricted trading on Easter Sunday (and Good Friday) is lifted, workers will not be adequately protected from pressures to work on that day, thereby depriving them of opportunity of spending quality time, not just for worship if they are Christian, but with their families, and in sporting, cultural and leisure activities.
We ask our Members of Parliament to view the social rather than commercial aspects of this proposed legislation, and to exercise their vote in the interests of the workers and families of New Zealand.