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Unions question survey basis for 90-day changes

Unions question survey basis for 90-day changes
Wellington, July 17 NZPA - Unions upset at moves they see as rolling back workers' rights say research by the Labour Department could have been designed to support Government plans to extend the 90 day employment trial period to all businesses.

Protests tomorrow over "anti-worker" legislation

Protests tomorrow over "anti-worker" legislation
Wellington, July 17 NZPA - Workers angered by moves they see as rolling back their rights intend to protest outside the National Party conference in Auckland tomorrow (Sunday).

Ex-Air NZ worker loses long-running dispute

Ex-Air NZ worker loses long-running dispute
By Tony Stickley for NZPA Auckland, April 14 NZPA - A former accounts clerk with Air New Zealand has been ordered to pay $65,000 towards the airline's legal costs after taking an unsuccessful case to the Employment Court.

Union Loses Challenge Over Double-Bunking

Union Loses Challenge Over Double-Bunking
Wellington, Dec 18 NZPA - The Corrections Association has lost a court challenge over extended double-bunking in prisons.

Military Ready To Step In And Run Prisons - Corrections Boss

Military Ready To Step In And Run Prisons - Corrections Boss
Wellington, Sept 23 NZPA - The military are ready to step in and run prisons if industrial unrest escalates, Corrections chief executive Barry Matthews told MPs today.

Taxpayer Funding For Union Under Review

Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - Taxpayer support for the Corrections Association is under review after it was revealed that one of the Government's most vocal union critics was paid nearly $130,000 last year to subsidise wages and expenses.

Govt Pays Union Critic Almost $130,000 In Taxpayer Subsidy

By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - One of the Government's most vocal union critics has been paid almost $130,000 a year by the taxpayer to subsidise wages and expenses.

Labour Accuses English Of Making Threat Against Prison Guards

Labour Accuses English Of Making Threat Against Prison Guards
Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English's accusation that prison union members were constraining capacity was an unjustified attack, Labour says. Mr English yesterday talked about prisons being among the first public-private partnerships likely to get under way.

English Cites Union Prison Staff As Reason For Private Prisons

English Cites Union Prison Staff As Reason For Private Prisons
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Prison capacity is being limited by union officers, Finance Minister Bill English said today after delivering a speech about using the private sector more.

English Cites Union Prison Staff As Reason For Private Prisons

English Cites Union Prison Staff As Reason For Private Prisons
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Prison capacity is being limited by union officers, Finance Minister Bill English said today after delivering a speech about using the private sector more.

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