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Govt Faces A Fight Over GST

Govt Faces A Fight Over GST
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Opposition parties are going to fight the Government over its plan to raise GST and don't accept assurances that the new tax regime will be fair on low income families.

Businesses Welcome Commitment To Tax Reform

Businesses Welcome Commitment To Tax Reform
Wellington, Feb 9 NZPA - The Government's proposed tax reforms will promote economic growth and plug holes in the existing tax system, business groups say, but a major union has criticised them.

Union Takes ACC Campaign To Sevens

Union Takes ACC Campaign To Sevens
Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - Unions will take their campaign against ACC cuts to the Wellington sevens tournament this weekend.

Unions Blast 25c Increase, Govt Says More Would Cost Jobs

Unions Blast 25c Increase, Govt Says More Would Cost Jobs
Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - Union groups have condemned the 25 cents an hour, or $10 a week, increase to the minimum wage but the Government says any higher increase would constrain job growth.

Small Increase In Minimum Wage

(Adds quotes and reaction) by Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - The Government says its 25 cent increase to the minimum wage -- about $10 a week -- is all that can be afforded, but unions say it is miserly and the Labour Party want it set at $15.

Tax Cuts Back On Agenda

Tax Cuts Back On Agenda
Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - Critics of proposed changes to the tax system need to consider an overall package rather than just the impact of individual elements, says the head of the group which conducted the review.

Tax Cuts Back On Agenda

Tax Cuts Back On Agenda
Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - A proposal for a land tax has worried farmers and business while a property tax may hit renters in the pocket. The Tax Working Group yesterday released its recommendations to revamp the tax system which it says is broken and needs comprehensive reform.

Holidays Changes On Way

Holidays Changes On Way
Wellington, Dec 21 NZPA - The Government says changes to allow workers to cash in a week's annual leave and amend how leave is calculated should be no surprise. Acting Prime Minister Bill English said both measures were long spelt out as National policy.

Holiday Changes Bad For Workers -- CTU

Holiday Changes Bad For Workers -- CTU
Wellington, Dec 20 NZPA - Unions and the Labour Party have reacted angrily to a Government decision to allow workers to cash in their fourth week of holidays.

CTU Says Govt Must Create Jobs

CTU Says Govt Must Create Jobs
Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - Unions are calling on the Government to put more money into job creation after the Treasury reported a slightly improved economic outlook. The Treasury update, released yesterday, showed the recession had hurt the economy but not as much as had been feared.

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