It appears that more details on the nine day fortnight will be avaliable over the coming days – excellent. I am looking forward to having this element of the policy explained to me:
Affected workers would spend the 10th day of their working fortnight in training or education, paid for by the Government.
Where exactly do you get training once a fortnight?
What exactly constitutes training/education – does it have to be accredited, or can “doing your job” be training?
If doing your job is the training isn’t this effectively a wage subsidy? (Something I have noticed the National party don’t want to call it – even if it is one of the few ways to make some potential economic sense of the policy).