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CTU Slams Student Association Bill

CTU Slams Student Association Bill
Wellington, Sept 24 NZPA - The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) says a bill that passed its first reading in Parliament yesterday threatens student welfare. The bill, drafted by ACT MP Sir Roger Douglas, makes sure students don't have to join an association.

Workers Bullied Under 90-Day Law, Conference Told

Workers Bullied Under 90-Day Law, Conference Told
Rotorua, Sept 12 NZPA - Young workers are being bullied and unfairly dismissed under the new 90-day probation law, Council of Trade Unions (CTU) president Helen Kelly told the Labour Party's annual conference in Rotorua today.

Goff Faces First Party Conference Since Labour's Defeat

Goff Faces First Party Conference Since Labour's Defeat
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff is expected to set a new agenda for his party when it holds its annual conference in Rotorua this weekend.

Break Allowances To Be "Clarified"

Break Allowances To Be "Clarified"
Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - Legislation allowing workers to take meal and breast-feeding breaks may be changed because it would cause the cancellation of nine domestic flights, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson says.

Labour Party Gets A New General Secretary

Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - Professional campaign organiser and former lawyer Chris Flatt has been appointed the Labour Party's new general secretary.

Politicians Agree Working For Families Needs To Stay

Politicians Agree Working For Families Needs To Stay
Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - The Working for Families scheme was an important support tool but people were taking advantage of loopholes and must be stopped, politicians said today.

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Unemployment is going to get worse before it gets better, Finance Minister Bill English said today after latest statistics showed it had risen to 6 percent. The Household Labour Force Survey put the number of unemployed at a 10-year high of 138,000.

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English

Unemployment Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better - English
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Unemployment is going to get worse before it gets better, Finance Minister Bill English said today after latest statistics showed it had risen to 6 percent. The Household Labour Force Survey put the number of unemployed at a 10-year high of 138,000.

Plant Growers Worried Private Prison Operators Would Muscle In

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 5 NZPA - Commercial plant growers are worried private prisons may further scythe into their profits, complaining prisons already take a fair whack of their business.

Youth Unemployment Package Seen As A `Good Start'

Youth Unemployment Package Seen As A `Good Start'
Wellington, Aug 2 NZPA - The Government's plan to spend $152 million creating work, education and training opportunities for unemployed young people has been welcomed -- as a first step.

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