The Greens are calling for a Select Committee inquiry into job losses in the manufacturing sector.
Co-leader Russel Norman says Parliament can't continue to sit on its hands while the crisis in manufacturing destroys thousands of jobs and drives Kiwis overseas.
He says in the past four years exports from manufacturing have fallen by over 12 percent and nearly 40 thousand jobs have gone.
Dr Norman says an inquiry is urgently needed into why this is happening and what can be done to stop it.
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