Labour Compliance Policy

Big Tuff Pallets Ltd Labour Compliance Policy

Core Labour Requirements Compliance Policy

This statement reflects Big Tuff Pallets Ltd human rights and labour standards policy.

General provisions

Big Tuff Pallets Ltd adheres to New Zealand Employment Laws including the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Bill of Rights.

Big Tuff Pallets Ltd adheres to the Child Labour requirements and will:

  • not use child labour
  • not employ workers under the age of 16 years.
  • not employee workers aged between 16‐18 in hazardous or heavy work except for the purpose of training within approved national laws and regulation
  • prohibit the worst forms of child labour

Big Tuff Pallets Ltd adheres to the Forced Labour requirements and will:

  • eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • implement employment relationship agreements that are voluntary and based on mutual consent, without the threat of a penalty
  • not enforce practices that are indicative of forced or compulsory labour, including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Physical and sexual violence.
  • Bonded labour.
  • withholding of wages /including payment of employment fees and or payment of deposit to commence employment.
  • Restriction of mobility/movement.
  • Retention of passport and identity documents.
  • Threats of denunciation to the authorities

Big Tuff Pallets Ltd adheres to the Discrimination in Employment and Occupation requirements and will:

  • ensure that there is no discrimination in employment and occupation and that employment and occupation practices are non‐discriminatory as outlined in the Human Rights Act 1993 and the Employment Relations Act 2000
  • discriminate against someone because of their:
  • Sex or sexual orientation
  • Race or skin colour
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Physical or mental disability
  • Family or carer’s responsibility
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion or political opinion
  • National extraction or social origin

Big Tuff Pallets Ltd adheres to the Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining requirements and will:

  • respect freedom of association and the effective right to collective bargaining
  • respect the rights of workers to establish or join worker organisations of their own choosing
  • respect the full freedom of workers’ organizations to draw up their constitutions and rules.
  • respect the rights of workers to engage in lawful activities related to forming, joining or assisting a workers’ organisation, or to refrain from doing the same, and will not discriminate or punish workers for exercising these rights
  • negotiate with lawfully established workers’ organizations and / or duly selected representatives in good faith and with the best efforts to reach a collective bargaining agreement

Big Tuff Pallets Ltd also complies with the required Employment Standards of New Zealand. With regard to the sound, ethical and responsible employment of workers, Big Tuff Pallets Ltd also adheres to the Privacy Principles of New Zealand in the collection, protection, use and disclosure of its worker’s private information. This includes compliance with the Privacy Act 1993 and amendments.

Big Tuff Pallets Ltd is an equal opportunity workplace where the company and all employees treat each other fairly regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or otherwise.

Date:     28th June 2022

Name:  Steve Watson

Position: Managing Director