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Protesters try to storm National Party conference

Auckland, July 18 NZPA - Protesters at the National Party conference in central Auckland's Sky City pushed their way through security cordons and attempted to enter the building to show their opposition to newly introduced labour laws.

Work place access restrictions a broken promise - Goff

Work place access restrictions a broken promise - Goff
Wellington, July 16 NZPA - National will break a pre-election promise if it goes ahead with plans to restrict union access to workplaces, Labour leader Phil Goff says.

Women's Affairs Minister disrespectful, Greens say

Women's Affairs Minister disrespectful, Greens say
By Stephanie McKay of NZPA Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong has done nothing to close the gender pay gap and her comments following a pay disparity protest were flippant and disrespectful, the Green Party says.

Protestors push for equal pay

Protestors push for equal pay
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - About 40 people gathered outside Parliament today to protest about the gender pay gap.

Debate over support domestic worker standard

Wellington, June 9 NZPA - Unions and the Human Rights Commission (HRC) are accusing the Government of voting against a proposal to set work standards for domestic workers at the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Mergers signal `rolling restructure', says PSA

Mergers signal `rolling restructure', says PSA
Wellington, March 26 NZPA - The Public Service Association is calling on the Government to "come clean" about its plans for restructuring the public service.

Redundancies Inevitable At Education Ministry

Redundancies Inevitable At Education Ministry
Wellington, March 11 NZPA - Some redundancies are inevitable at the Education Ministry as it seeks to prune $25 million from its $441 million budget, Education Secretary Karen Sewell said today.

Cost Cuts Raise Education Quality Concerns

Cost Cuts Raise Education Quality Concerns
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, March 10 NZPA - Funding cuts within the Education Ministry will negatively impact on education quality as a result of less research and less teacher and curriculum development, says Labour's education spokesman Trevor Mallard.

PSA Wants Openness Over Public Sector Mergers

PSA Wants Openness Over Public Sector Mergers
Wellington, March 9 NZPA - The Public Service Association (PSA) is concerned about more job losses in the public sector and wants more openness in the Government's plans to merge some of its agencies.

Report Calls For CRIs Shake-Up

Report Calls For CRIs Shake-Up
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 4 NZPA - Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) are pleased with a report calling for them to get more direct funding and work under clearer accountability.

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