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Department Tried To Stop Staff Attending Rally, Labour Says

Wellington, July 1 NZPA - The Labour Party and the Public Service Association have accused the Department of Labour of trying to stop its staff attending a rally at Parliament to protest pay discrimination against women.

Pay Gap Protested

Wellington, June 30 NZPA- About 200 people braved freezing temperatures outside Parliament today to protest the lack of pay equity.

CEO To Get Help With Sorting Immigration Service

CEO To Get Help With Sorting Immigration Service
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - A minder for the Department of Labour's chief executive is necessary to sort out the "shambles and mess" at the immigration service, Prime Minister John Key says.

NZ Immigration Service `Unacceptable' - Minister

NZ Immigration Service `Unacceptable' - Minister
Wellington, June 14 NZPA - New Zealand's immigration system is "unacceptable and it has to be fixed", Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman said.

Another Pregnant Woman Kicked Out Of NZ

Wellington, June 9 NZPA - Another pregnant woman on a visitor's permit has been ordered to leave the country by Immigration New Zealand.

Pregnant Korean Woman Forced To Leave NZ To Have Baby

Wellington, June 8 NZPA - A Korean woman will be kicked out of New Zealand after being refused a student visa because she is pregnant -- despite being willing to pay for her maternity care. Sung Won Kim, 31, and her partner arrived on visitors' permits in March.

Treasury Reacts To Inquiry Over Billion Dollar ACC Shortfall

Treasury Reacts To Inquiry Over Billion Dollar ACC Shortfall
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - Treasury has amended processes around identifying fiscal risk following a ministerial inquiry into the non-disclosure of a forecast $1.5 billion four-year shortfall in an ACC account.

Pay Equity Still A Big Issue For Women - Nzno, Unions

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - The Government's decision to scrap the Department of Labour's pay and employment equity unit shows a lack of commitment to addressing equal pay for work of equal value, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says

Resolution To Air NZ Dispute Pleasing, Says PM

Resolution To Air NZ Dispute Pleasing, Says PM
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - A resolution to the dispute which led to Air New Zealand threatening to cancel some regional services is a case of common sense prevailing, Prime Minister John Key says.

Key Says Govt Will Act If Aviation Dispute Isn't Settled

Wellington, March 30 NZPA - The Government will change the law if the dispute that is threatening Air New Zealand's regional services isn't settled in a "commonsense way", Prime Minister John Key said today.

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