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Restructuring To See Re-Assignment Job Losses At Environment Min

Restructuring To See Re-Assignment Job Losses At Environment Min
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - More than 80 jobs at the Ministry of Environment are to be disestablished but many people will be retained in other roles, the Public Service Association says. Prime Minister John Key said he understood about 20 people would lose their jobs.

Government Moving Fast On Assessing Privately Run Prisons

Government Moving Fast On Assessing Privately Run Prisons
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - The Government is moving quickly to establish whether adequate partnerships can be established between it and private prison managers.

Unions Worry Job Losses May Follow Dividend Payout

Unions Worry Job Losses May Follow Dividend Payout
Wellington, March 6 NZPA - The Government's decision to take a dividend from Television New Zealand (TVNZ) "needlessly risks the livelihoods" of the state broadcaster's workers, unions say.

Unions Unhappy That TVNZ Still Expected To Pay Dividend

Unions Unhappy That TVNZ Still Expected To Pay Dividend
Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - Plans to still take a dividend out of cash-strapped TVNZ this year shows Prime Minister John Key is not willing to "walk the talk" on preserving jobs, union officials said today.

20,000 Public Servants Hopes For More Holidays Been Dashed

20,000 Public Servants Hopes For More Holidays Been Dashed
Wellington, Feb 20 NZPA - Around 20,000 public servants chances of getting a one-week increase in their annual leave have been sharply reduced after State Services Minister Tony Ryall ordered a clamp down on state sector pay.

Ryall Warns Public Service Chief Execs Keep Pay Rises In Budget

Ryall Warns Public Service Chief Execs Keep Pay Rises In Budget
Wellington, Feb 20 NZPA - State Services Minister Tony Ryall has told public service chief executives any pay increases for staff will have to be met within existing budgets. Labour say that amounts to a pay freeze across the public service.

Lack Of Staff Behind Failings In Probation Service Says Union

Lack Of Staff Behind Failings In Probation Service Says Union
Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - A lack of staff is one of the main reasons behind the failures identified in a damning report into the management of offenders on parole, a union representing staff says.

Key Welcomes SSC Stance On Wages

Key Welcomes SSC Stance On Wages
Wellington, Jan 23 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the State Services Commission indication that executives would not get large pay rises.

National To Consider Change To KiwiSaver

National To Consider Change To KiwiSaver
National will consider a union proposal to protect low-income workers from KiwiSaver changes. Prime Minister elect John Key invited and met Public Service Association national secretary Brenda Pilott and Council of Trade Unions economist Peter Conway yesterday.

Goff Criticises Maori Moves To Support National

Goff Criticises Maori Moves To Support National
by Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - Maori Party MPs are getting positive feedback from hui discussing whether the party should support the National government, but Labour leader Phil Goff says they are taking a big risk.

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