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Labour Uses Oecd Report To Accuse Nats Of Looking After The Rich

Wellington, Oct 22 NZPA - Labour is using an OECD income inequality report to accuse National of looking after the wealthy at the expense of the poor when it was in power.

National Position On Trial Period For Teachers Questioned

National Position On Trial Period For Teachers Questioned
Cabinet Minister Trevor Mallard is calling on National to clarify its position on whether new teachers would face 90-day-trial periods or not after conflicting comments.

Feisty Employment Relations Forum Hits Nerves

ACT and National candidates walked into the lion's den trying to defend their policies at the Council of Trade Unions employment relations forum in Wellington today.

Minor Parties And Unions Criticise Tax Package

Minor parties and trade unions found nothing to praise in National's tax cuts policy. * The Greens described it as "a fake free lunch" which would increase debt, widen the gap between rich and poor and suck resources out of research and science.

People Fear Living Expenses Squeeze As A Result Of KiwiSaver

By Alister Thomson of NZPA Wellington, Oct 24 NZPA - A study of 508 workers found half expected to join KiwiSaver, but feared they would have difficulties paying their household expenses as a result.

Many Still Confused As KiwiSaver Comes Into Force

By Sophie Hazelhurst of NZPA Wellington, June 29 NZPA - KiwiSaver comes into force on Sunday, just six weeks after the Budget made sweeping changes to the benefits to be reaped by those who sign up.

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