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Labour will focus on 'real issues', Goff says

Labour will focus on 'real issues', Goff says
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff will tell his party's annual conference on Sunday that it is time to get back to basics, focus on the issues that really matter and start closing in on National.

Debate continues on eve of tax reforms

Debate continues on eve of tax reforms
There will be immediate gains for most when the Government's tax reform package takes effect tomorrow, but the extent of those gains in the wider scheme of things remains open for debate. Chris Ormond of NZPA reports.

90-day probation report released

90-day probation report released
Auckland, July 17 NZPA - An evaluation of the 90-day employment probation period has shown that 74 percent of those hired under its terms kept their jobs and continued with their employer when their probation ended.

Govt removing workplace safety measures - Labour

Govt removing workplace safety measures  - Labour
Wellington, July 16 NZPA - The Government yesterday launched a forum made up of business leaders and the heads of the Department of Labour and ACC aimed at making work places safer but Labour says the Government is responsible for measures that will do just the opposite.

Immigration rules for religious workers under review

Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Immigration rules that cover religious workers are being reviewed, the Government said today.

Increase in online job adverts

Increase in online job adverts
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - The number of jobs advertised online increased by 8.6 percent in the past three months, Employment Minister Paula Bennett says.

Migrants happy and well settled in NZ

Migrants happy and well settled in NZ
Wellington, May 2 NZPA - More than 90 percent of migrants were very happy with life and were settled after 18 months of living in New Zealand, a new survey found.

Survey shows good work of migrants -- minister

Survey shows good work of migrants -- minister
Wellington, April 13 NZPA - Eighty-seven percent of employers who responded to a Department of Labour survey rated their migrant employees as good or very good workers. The survey, completed late last year, questioned 424 employers who had had contact with Immigration New Zealand.

Easter trading laws a tricky issue, says PM

Easter trading laws a tricky issue, says PM
Wellington, April 6 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he agrees Easter trading laws are a shambles and would like to see them liberalised.

Minimum wage rise starts next week

Minimum wage rise starts next week
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Employers are being reminded the new minimum wage of $12.75 comes into effect next week and the Department of Labour says employees who have issues over their pay following that should contact the department.

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