For the last thirty or forty years, New Zealand’s main approach to maintaining and growing our living standards has relied on adding more people into the workforce, having employees working longer hours, and expanding production in industries with damaging environmental impacts. This approach is not sustainable. Long working hours can be harmful to individual and social wellbeing, our labour force participation rates are already high, and we are harming our natural resources and taonga.
APRIL 2021 NZ PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION REPORT
Updated: Oct 25, 2022