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Safer sick leave a step closer - CTU

2 hours 57 min ago

Working people are welcoming today's announcement from Hon Michael Wood, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, that the law change, increasing minimum sick leave from 5 days to 10 days per year, will be initiated before Christmas.

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Doubling sick leave will make our economy crook - Simpson

5 hours 33 min ago

An economic crisis is not the time to be loading more costs onto businesses in the form of extra sick leave, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

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Ten day sick leave will disadvantage part-time workers

6 hours 18 min ago

Retail NZ says that the Government’s announcement that it is proceeding with a blanket increase to 10 days paid sick leave is bad news for those who work part time.

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Labour uses Covid to push left-wing agenda - ACT

6 hours 25 min ago

"Labour’s decision to double sick leave shows it is using Covid-19 as an excuse to advance a left-wing agenda and help its union mates," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Bill introduced to support workers with 10 days sick leave - Michael Wood

7 hours 5 min ago

The Government is delivering on a key commitment by introducing a Bill to Parliament to expand sick leave entitlements from five days to ten days a year, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today.

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Progress on pay equity for DHB staff - Andrew Little

11 hours 6 min ago

Today’s initial agreement between DHBs and the PSA on pay equity for clerical and administration staff is an important step toward better, fairer pay for this crucial and largely female workforce, Health Minister Andrew Little says.

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Govt’s shameful record on implementing WEAG recommendations - AAAP

11 hours 50 min ago

Back in early 2019 The Welfare Expert Advisory Group made 42 recommendations to transform the welfare system in it’s report titled ‘Whakamana Tangata’.

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Iconic Milford Track officially reopens - Kiri Allan

18 hours 6 min ago

One of New Zealand’s premier hikes and a cornerstone of the Te Anau community, the Milford Track has officially reopened,

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'Expert independent advisory group appointed to strengthen future of Maori broadcasting'

20 hours 57 min ago

A panel of seven experts are adding their support to help shape the future of Māori broadcasting, Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson has announced today.

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Govt increases support for New Zealanders to work in seasonal jobs - Sepuloni

21 hours 57 min ago

Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni said the Government was acutely aware of the increased numbers of New Zealanders without jobs because of COVID-19 as well as the labour shortages in the primary sector with fewer overseas workers this season.

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Call for urgent action on Pacific conservation - Kiri Allan

29 November 2020 - 11:06pm

A declaration on the urgency of the global biodiversity crisis and the need for immediate, transformative action in the Pacific was agreed at a pan-Pacific conference today.

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Withholding evidence an alarming development - ACT

28 November 2020 - 2:35pm

"It is disturbing to learn that evidence from senior public servants to the Royal Commission into the Christchurch mosque attacks will be withheld in full," says ACT Justice and Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee.

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Jobs for Nature funding protects health of Hawke’s Bay waterways

28 November 2020 - 11:40am

A joint Government and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council project will invest $4.2 million to protect local waterways, enhance biodiversity and employ local people, Environment Minister David Parker announced today.

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Call by NZ Outdoors Party to boycott Qantas if mandatory vaccinations enforced

27 November 2020 - 5:37pm

"Qantas set a dangerous precedent on Monday when it announced its "No Jab No Fly" policy for mandatory vaccination for Qantas customers." Said Tracy Livingston, the NZ Outdoors Party spokesperson on health.

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Labour already breaking its election promise on tax - Andrew Bayly

27 November 2020 - 2:47pm

Revenue Minister David Parker has confirmed Labour is already wobbling on its election promise not to alter income taxes this term, National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says.

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Greens call for decent working conditions for all horticulture workers

27 November 2020 - 1:36pm

The Green Party is calling on the Government to ensure all people working in horticulture are paid liveable wages and have access to quality accommodation.

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Light rail debacle stains NZ's business reputation - Woodhouse

27 November 2020 - 12:53pm

The Auditor-General has confirmed what the National Party has long believed - that the Government’s handling of Auckland’s light rail was ham-fisted, risky and probably in breach of procurement rules

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Labour seems to finally realise there is a housing crisis in NZ - Closing the Gap

27 November 2020 - 11:04am

The housing crisis right now in New Zealand is one of our biggest contributors to income and wealth inequality.

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Government increases support for New Zealanders to work in seasonal jobs - Sepuloni

27 November 2020 - 10:42am

The Government is offering further financial support for unemployed New Zealanders to take on seasonal work. These new incentives include:

Up to $200 per week for accommodation costs

$1000 incentive payment for workers who complete jobs of six weeks or longer

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RSE deal too little too late - Chris Bishop

27 November 2020 - 10:16am

The Government’s announcement it’s allowing 2000 horticultural workers enter New Zealand through the RSE scheme is better than nothing, but it’s still just a drop in the bucket of what is actually needed, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

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