Story: Holidays

Views on increasing annual leave

Views on increasing annual leave

In 2007 all New Zealand employees became entitled to four weeks' annual leave. Though popular with workers, this move was viewed less enthusiastically by employers, who had to cover the additional costs. This cartoon from 2001 summarises the debate.

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Cartoon by David Fletcher

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Holidays - Holidays in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013