Labour’s Future of Work Commission consultation has been developed into Ten Big Ideas that will help shape Labour’s policy development.
We’ve pulled the consultation together into Ten Big Ideas that give a snapshot of the ideas and thinking of the Commission so far.
Building digital equality – through ensuring Kiwis can access technology regardless of where they live or how wealthy they are.
Accelerating technology in business – through developing new models of capital raising and investing in research and development.
Developing Business Clusters – by creating regional partnerships of business, councils, research organisations and iwi to get the best out of local and emerging industries.
Building wealth from the ground up – by encouraging new models of business, including entrepreneurship and cooperatives to create a more sustainable economy.
Establishing a just transition – through creating a social partnership model and strong and flexible social and re-training programmes.
Ensuring greater income security – through investigation of new models of income security for New Zealand, including considering a limited trial of a universal basic income-type system in a town or region.
Reforming the transition between education, training and work – through comprehensive reform of career guidance and creating a school leavers’ toolkit to prepare them for the practical requirements of work.
Labour’s Working Futures Plan – in which all New Zealanders receive three free years of post-school education, phased in from 2019.
Partnering with Maori in a post-Treaty settlement era – through the Government facilitating strategic partnerships between iwi, business, and third parties to develop the Maori economy.
Establishing a Pasifika working futures plan – by working with the community to focus on the transition between education and work and identifying and eliminating the barriers to entrepreneurship.