Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - Figures showing median weekly incomes have stagnated for two years, mean that when adjusted for inflation they have fallen more than 4 percent, the Council of Trade Unions says.
Wellington, Sept 27 NZPA - Tax cuts which come into effect on Friday are unfair and will fail to drag New Zealand out of recession, a union economist says.
A package of income tax cuts takes effect on Friday and at the same time GST will go from 12.5 to 15 percent.
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.
Wellington, May 4 NZPA - Tax and superannuation reforms announced in Australia at the weekend were made under circumstances unique to that country and changes on the agenda here will be made with a different set of objectives, says Finance Minister Bill English.