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Business hits out at Transpower price rise proposals

Wellington, Sept 27 NZPA - The Employers and Manufacturers Association has hit out at price rise proposals from state-owned grid operator Transpower.

Business sector warming to compulsory savings

Business sector warming to compulsory savings
Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - The business sector appears to be gradually warming to the prospect of being involved in compulsory retirement savings schemes.

Polarised views on labour law changes

Polarised views on labour law changes
Wellington, July 18 NZPA - The Government is attacking Kiwi workers' conditions and wages, unions and the Labour Party say after Prime Minister John Key announced extensive labour law changes.

Capital lobby opposes Air NZ-Virgin alliance

Capital lobby opposes Air NZ-Virgin alliance
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - The Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce is asking Transport Minister Steven Joyce to reject the application by Air New Zealand Ltd and Virgin Blue Group to merge their trans-Tasman services.

Union asks for compensation for weekend holidays

Union asks for compensation for weekend holidays
By Vaughan Elder of NZPA Wellington, May 27 NZPA - One of New Zealand's largest unions says workers should be compensated when either Anzac Day or Waitangi Day fall on a weekend.

CTU mounts lonely criticism of budget

CTU mounts lonely criticism of budget
By Kevin Norquay of NZPA Wellington, May 21 NZPA - The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) was a lone wolf howling in the darkness yesterday, outnumbered by tax specialists who declared Finance Minister Bill English's budget as resilient as a house built from bricks.

English pulls tax white rabbit from the hat

English pulls tax white rabbit from the hat
By Kevin Norquay of NZPA Wellington, May 20 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English has come up with a tax package "that almost looks like white rabbits out of the hat", New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Institute tax director Craig Macalister says.

Cut Company Tax Rate, Business Sector Says

Cut Company Tax Rate, Business Sector Says
Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - The business sector is urging the Government to cut the company tax rate after Finance Minister Bill English indicated it was under consideration.

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.

No Payrise From Half Of Employers In 2009, Survey Finds

No Payrise From Half Of Employers In 2009, Survey Finds
Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - Slightly more than half of employers in a new survey report giving no wage rises at all during the past year, as financial crisis roiled the world economy.

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