I couldn’t believe what I heard this morning on “Morning Report“
Kathryn Ryan was interviewing two “locked out” workers from Progressive Enterprises, asking them how it was going after being without wages for three weeks.
One said that it wasn’t so bad now that they were getting benefits from WINZ.
A little taken aback, Ryan asked how strikers could be on benefits from WINZ.
The reply came that they were not strikers, they were “locked out“. As they were being denied access to their place of work by their employer, they were entitled to benefits.
Ryan asked if this was thanks to Labour’s “Employment Relations Act“
The “locked out” worker thought that this was the case.
Does anyone know if this is true? Can locked out workers apply for a state benefit?