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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.

Student association membership bill sparks debate

Student association membership bill sparks debate
By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Voluntary university student association membership would diversify student representation on campus, a parliamentary committee was told today.

State servants committed to their jobs, despite cuts - survey

State servants committed to their jobs, despite cuts - survey
By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, April 23 NZPA - State sector employees remain engaged with their jobs despite large cuts and restructuring, a recent survey shows.

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.

Public Service Mergers Will Cause Problem Says Labour

Public Service Mergers Will Cause Problem Says Labour
Wellington, March 9 NZPA - Plans to merge Archives New Zealand and the National Library into the Department of Internal Affairs put at risk vital elements of our historical and democratic infrastructure, Labour's associate arts, culture and heritage spokesman Grant Robertson said today.

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.

Unions Angry Over Coleman's "Interference" At Radio NZ

Unions Angry Over Coleman's "Interference" At Radio NZ
Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - Unions have come out swinging over what they see as "unacceptable interference" by the Government in the running of public broadcaster Radio New Zealand.

National Slams Goff's Call On Chief Exec Salaries

National Slams Goff's Call On Chief Exec Salaries
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - Cutting the salaries of public service chief executives would create a domino effect for other public servants, State Services Minister Tony Ryall says.

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