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25 Jobs To Go At Department Of Labour

25 Jobs To Go At Department Of Labour
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - Twenty five more government jobs are to be lost, with two Labour Department units being canned, just a day after the Ministry of Social Development said up to 200 jobs could be lost in a restructure.

Labour Tackles Govt Over Latest Unemployment Figures

Labour Tackles Govt Over Latest Unemployment Figures
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - The Government faced accusations today that it was failing to protect jobs as ministers gave assurances everything possible was being done to keep unemployment down.

OECD Report Highlights Pressure On National, Says Goff

OECD Report Highlights Pressure On National, Says Goff
Wellington, April 17 NZPA - A "bleak" OECD report on New Zealand's economy has highlighted the pressure on National's leaders to come together and deliver a sound budget, Opposition leader Phil Goff says.

Critics Of Leave Trade-Off Have Got It Wrong, Govt Says

Critics Of Leave Trade-Off Have Got It Wrong, Govt Says
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - The Government is facing heavy criticism for its decision to allow workers to trade their fourth week of leave for cash but it insists employees alone will make the choice.

Workers Won't Be Pressured Into Taking Cash For Leave, Key Says

Workers Won't Be Pressured Into Taking Cash For Leave, Key Says
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Employers won't be able to pressure workers into cashing in their fourth week's leave, Prime Minister John Key says.

Holidays For Cash By Next April - Key

Holidays For Cash By Next April - Key
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Employees will be able to trade their fourth week of annual holidays for cash by next year, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Key Relaxed About Slow Up-Take Of Nine Day Working Fortnight

Key Relaxed About Slow Up-Take Of Nine Day Working Fortnight
Wellington, March 22 NZPA - Only one or two employers are currently considering taking up the offer of a partly subsidised nine day working fortnight, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Attention Drawn To Labour-EPMU Tie

Attention Drawn To Labour-EPMU Tie
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - Attention has been drawn to the dual role of Andrew Little as union head and Labour Party president, after his union's criticism of the Government's nine-day fortnight proposal.

Unions Host Productivity Conference

Unions Host Productivity Conference
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - The need to lift productivity in the recession will be discussed at a conference in Wellington tomorrow hosted by the Council of Trade Unions.

Maori Council Backs Privately-Run Prisons

Maori Council Backs Privately-Run Prisons
Wellington, March 16 NZPA - The Maori Council has come out in support of privately-managed prisons. Maori should manage the prisons because state control had failed, said the Maori Council, which was formed in 1962 from a system of district tribal committees.

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