We believe that by honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and concentrating on four key areas, we can secure a vibrant, aspirational future that works for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ensuring everyone has good work, rebuilding Aotearoa’s broken economy, ending inequality, and securing a prosperous and sustainable future in an increasingly volatile world, will transform the lives of working people.

That is our vision, and with all of us working together, we can make it real.

Mahi amaru Good Work

Mahi amaru | Good Work

Everyone deserves good work - work that is secure and pays well, provides lifelong opportunities, fosters health and wellbeing, enables people to have a voice in the workplace, and contributes to a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Aotearoa used to be committed to the idea of full employment, but now working people are expected to bear the brunt of a broken economy - there is persistent unemployment and insecure work, and workers’ rights keep getting chipped away.

We can no longer accept a reality that sees people killed due to unsafe working conditions, migrant workers exploited and kaimahi Māori discriminated against, working people without power in their workplace, and no income protection for people who lose their jobs.

An Aotearoa for the many means all working people are in good, well-paid, safe and secure work. Work that has a lasting positive impact on the worker, the employer, and the wider community. Work that enhances the mana and dignity of all working people.

Whakahou i a Aotearoa Rebuilding Aotearoa

Whakahou i a Aotearoa | Rebuilding Aotearoa

Rebuilding Aotearoa New Zealand’s broken economy will transform the lives of working people. Through investing in public ownership and essential services, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and fostering economic opportunities, we can thrive.

Our economy is dysfunctional. We have failing infrastructure that has been underinvested in for decades. We have a chronic shortage of quality and affordable housing. The tax burden is on working people, rather than the wealthy. We have entrenched poverty and underfunded public services.

We need to be investing in our public services and infrastructure at a much greater scale, and focus on creating enough good, productive jobs. Instead of grappling with these problems, the current Government has returned to the playbook of the 1990s and the policies that created the problems we now face.

An Aotearoa for the many means affordable housing for all, modern infrastructure, a fair tax system, well-funded public services, and a prosperous economy that no longer only works for the few.

Mana taurite Ending Inequality

Mana taurite | Ending Inequality

Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and ending inequality will ensure that no one is left behind - Māori recognised as tangata whenua, all communities free from discrimination, people being paid fairly regardless of gender or ethnicity, and guaranteed livable incomes for all people.

Māori are still treated as second-class citizens on their own land, face systemic racism and economic disadvantage, and their rights and interests under Te Tiriti o Waitangi are being stripped away.

Aotearoa is deeply unequal, and many groups of people face enduring, systemic barriers to living well. Growing wealth inequality is helping only the very few at the top, there are pay gaps across ethnicities and gender, and disabled people are denied respect and livable incomes.

An Aotearoa for the many means implementing Te Tiriti o Waitangi across government, ending systemic racism and discrimination, eliminating wealth inequality and transforming the welfare system to ensure that everyone has enough to live well, and that unpaid work is valued and supported.

Te anga whakamua Securing Our Future

Te anga whakamua | Securing Our Future

We must, through a just transition, create environmental and economic resilience to secure a prosperous and sustainable future for working people in an increasingly volatile world.

As a small island nation, with a degraded environment and an ineffective social security system, Aotearoa is highly exposed to global shocks. Economic transitions handled badly come at an immense cost for working people.

With an array of new technologies set to disrupt the workplace and potentially threaten the job security of working people, we must ensure they are protected with income insurance, employment rights and industry training.

An Aotearoa for the many means a just transition to clean technology and a healthy natural environment, and building a resilient, diversified, and vibrant economy that supports working people through economic shocks and a rapidly changing climate.