A petition advocating a later start to the standard work day during the Rugby World Cup has kicked off – will you Push Back For Black?
The Push Back For Black petition calls for employers to change their standard working hours to 10am-6pm from 9am-5pm to allow employees to catch early morning Cup matches before heading to work.
NZME radio brands Hauraki, Radio Sport and ZM together with the Herald were among the first to support the petition.
Radio Hauraki host Leigh Hart was ready to sign at any time. “Considering I don’t start my Bhuja radio show until 6pm, my working day doesn’t really start until 5.55pm and by that time all the interesting people in the office I like to catch up with for an after-work drink have already left. It would be nice if people could start at 10, and then stick around at the other end of the day. Push Back For Black and for me! Bring it on.”
Herald managing editor Shayne Currie urged other employers to follow suit. “To allow New Zealanders the opportunity to stay up during the night to watch the All Blacks play – or enjoy a full game at home from 7am or 8am – seems the patriotic thing to do.”