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Building Industry Federation on the fight for construction industry to join critical worker scheme

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 11 Feb 2022, 4:54pm
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Building Industry Federation on the fight for construction industry to join critical worker scheme

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 11 Feb 2022, 4:54pm

The construction industry is fighting to make it onto the Government’s new critical worker list that was announced yesterday.

The Close Contact Exemption Scheme will allow workers who meet certain criteria to continue working provided they produce daily negative RAT tests.

While some construction workers will be able to meet these criteria, the building industry federation is arguing that the sector as a whole should be considered a critical service.

Building Industry Federation chief executive Julian Leys joined Heather du Plessis-Allan.

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