Unions argue for safety investment [New Zealand]

Author: Kevin Taylor, New Zealand Herald, Published on: 14 March 2002

The union movement's top body says workplace accidents and diseases cost more than $4.5 billion a year and tough new health and safety rules are urgently needed. Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson told a parliamentary committee yesterday that the present health and safety law had failed to improve the appalling workplace injury and death rate.

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