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590 MSD Positions To Be Disestablished

590 MSD Positions To Be Disestablished
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Nearly 600 Ministry of Social Development (MSD) staff have been told their positions are being axed, chief executive Peter Hughes said today.

Pay Gap Protested

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

80 Jobs To Go At Child, Youth And Family

Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Child, Youth and Family (CYF) is cutting 80 jobs as part of the greater restructuring of the Ministry of Social Development.

Budget For A Bleak House

Budget For A Bleak House
Wellington, May 29 NZPA - Bill English's bleak budget has attracted plenty of brickbats and some bouquets, with a home insulation programme the major feature to avoid the cold shoulder.

Budget Fails Workers - Unions

Budget Fails Workers - Unions
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - Unions say the Government's budget does nothing for workers facing escalating unemployment.

Agency Urged Not To Override Democratic Council Decisions

Agency Urged Not To Override Democratic Council Decisions
Auckland, May 22 NZPA - Local Government New Zealand says the newly-appointed Auckland transition agency must ensure it doesn't override decisions from democratically-elected councils.

Cutting Research Spending Is Myopic, Says PSA

Cutting Research Spending Is Myopic, Says PSA
Wellington, May 20 NZPA - Slashing science funding is short-sighted and will make it harder for New Zealand to climb out of a recession, says the union representing 2500 members working at eight state-owned Crown Research Institutes.

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

Coffin Nailed Shut On Pay Parity

Coffin Nailed Shut On Pay Parity
Wellington, May 14 NZPA - The scrapping of the Labour Department's pay equity unit "nails the coffin shut" on gaining pay equity for women, the Public Service Association (PSA) says.

Labour Accuses Govt Of Another Slash And Burn Exercise

Labour Accuses Govt Of Another Slash And Burn Exercise
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - The prospect of up to 200 redundancies at the Ministry of Social Development has given Labour another opportunity to accuse the Government going on a slash and burn binge.

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