Recommended.co.nz | Guide2.co.nz | Voxy.co.nz | Gimme.co.nz
Homepage | login or create an account

Council of Trade Unions

$555m needed in budget just to keep health afloat

$555m needed in budget just to keep health afloat
Wellington, May 16 NZPA - Health needs an additional $555 million in the budget just to keep up with population growth, ageing, medical advances and staff costs, the Council of Trade Unions says.

Govt optimistic over boosting retirement saving

Govt optimistic over boosting retirement saving
Wellington, May 4 NZPA - The Government is optimistic it will do even better than Australia in terms of boosting superannuation for wage earners, says Finance Minister Bill English.

Aussie tax objectives different than here, says English

Aussie tax objectives different than here, says English
Wellington, May 4 NZPA - Tax and superannuation reforms announced in Australia at the weekend were made under circumstances unique to that country and changes on the agenda here will be made with a different set of objectives, says Finance Minister Bill English.

CTU opposition to mining a predictable surprise - Brownlee

CTU opposition to mining a predictable surprise - Brownlee
Wellington, May 4 NZPA - It was a "bit of a surprise" that the Council of Trade Unions (CTU) opposed mining on Schedule 4 conservation land since their membership included mine workers, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Calls to match Aussie tax changes continue

Calls to match Aussie tax changes continue
Wellington, May 4 NZPA - An increase in compulsory employer contributions to superannuation in Australia may see more New Zealanders moving across the Tasman, commentators say.

Labour, Greens and CTU says build railcars in NZ

Labour, Greens and CTU says build railcars in NZ
Wellington, May 3 NZPA - Labour and the Greens are throwing their weight behind a union campaign for KiwiRail to build Auckland's new electric locomotives and railcars.

Business calls on NZ to match Australia's corporate rate

Business calls on NZ to match Australia's corporate rate
Wellington, May 3 NZPA - Australia's planned corporate tax rate of 28 percent will have to be at least matched by New Zealand, otherwise investment will flow to Australia, Business New Zealand says.

CTU joins call to ban methyl bromide

CTU joins call to ban methyl bromide
Wellington, April 26 NZPA - The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) has joined the call for the use of methyl bromide to fumigate logs to be banned.

Minister considering ACC 'privatisation' report

Minister considering ACC 'privatisation' report
Wellington, April 23 NZPA - ACC Minister Nick Smith isn't confirming or denying a report that the Government is likely to open up workplace insurance to private competition.

Concerns raised about private sector in prisons and schools

Concerns raised about private sector in prisons and schools
Wellington, April 15 NZPA - Unions and Amnesty International have raised concerns about the private sector getting involved in running prisons and building schools.

Credit Card Comparison TablesCompare Credit Cards - Independent interest rate and fees comparisons for New Zealand banks.