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Unions Give Cautious Backing To Productivity Commission

Unions Give Cautious Backing To Productivity Commission
Wellington March 19 NZPA - The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) has cautiously backed the proposed Productivity Commission saying if it is designed properly it could help lift wages and living standards

Union Group Happy National Will Not Support Youth Rate Bill

Union Group Happy National Will Not Support Youth Rate Bill
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) has welcomed the Government's decision not to support the reintroduction of youth rates. The National Party yesterday ruled out supporting a bill introduced to Parliament by ACT MP Sir Roger Douglas pushing for youth rates.

Govt Books Show Patchy Economy

Govt Books Show Patchy Economy
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, March 5 NZPA - The patchy state of the economy has been revealed by the latest set of government accounts.

Tough Budget Despite Improved Deficit Figures - English

Tough Budget Despite Improved Deficit Figures - English
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English is still warning of belt tightening in the upcoming budget, despite the Government's books turning up better than expected results for the first seven months of the financial year.

Student Groups Lobby To Keep Compulsory Membership

Student Groups Lobby To Keep Compulsory Membership
Wellington, March 4 NZPA - Student groups and their supporters are gearing up to tackle ACT MP Sir Roger Douglas's bid to outlaw compulsory membership of student associations, saying such a move would "gut" them.

Govt Set For Fight With Rural Constituents

Govt Set For Fight With Rural Constituents
Wellington, March 3 NZPA - It appears the National Government is picking a fight with its rural support base as it presses ahead with plans to lift the driving age from 15 to 16.

Driving Age To Rise

(releads with reaction) Wellington, March 2 NZPA - Federated Farmers is urging the Government to rethink plans to raise the driving age to 16, saying it will not reduce the road toll and make life difficult for young rural adults.

Maritime Union Slams Youth Rates Bill

Maritime Union Slams Youth Rates Bill
Wellington, Feb 24 NZPA - The Maritime Union is urging the Government to distance itself from a bill introduced to Parliament by ACT MP Roger Douglas seeking to allow for the reintroduction of youth rates.

Personal Grievance Revamp Considered

Personal Grievance Revamp Considered
Wellington, Feb 22 NZPA - The Government is considering changes the rules around personal grievance cases to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).

Angry ACC Protesters Return

Angry ACC Protesters Return
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff used an ACC protest today to warn Australian-owned insurance companies against investing in the scheme here should it become opened for privatisation.

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