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Govt balks at lower alcohol limits for all

Govt balks at lower alcohol limits for all
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce still thinks existing legal alcohol limits for drivers are "ridiculous" but he's not changing them.

Govt hasn't dealt with drink driving issue - Labour

Govt hasn't dealt with drink driving issue - Labour
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - The Government has attempted to kick the issue of drink driving into touch by postponing a decision on whether to lower the blood alcohol, Labour says.

Labour MP launches trucking industry petition

Labour MP launches trucking industry petition
Wellington, July 23 NZPA - A petition launched by Labour MP Darien Fenton calls for an inquiry into whether there is a link between truck driver remuneration and safety in the road transport industry.

Rodney's last stand

Rodney's last stand
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Rodney District Council's last ditch bid to avoid being swallowed up by Auckland has failed.

Govt removing workplace safety measures - Labour

Govt removing workplace safety measures  - Labour
Wellington, July 16 NZPA - The Government yesterday launched a forum made up of business leaders and the heads of the Department of Labour and ACC aimed at making work places safer but Labour says the Government is responsible for measures that will do just the opposite.

McDonald's backs revised work conditions bill

McDonald's backs revised work conditions bill
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Representatives from McDonald's have thrown their weight behind a bill which aims to remove some of the rules around rest and meal breaks in workplaces.

Rodney district bill introduced to Parliament

Rodney district bill introduced to Parliament
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - A bill to keep the Rodney district out of the new Auckland "super city" council's boundary was introduced to Parliament today.

Muffin breaks crumbs for workers

Muffin breaks crumbs for workers
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Employees forced to work through their break may be compensated with a muffin if new legislation is passed, Labour MP Darien Fenton says. The Employment Relations (Rest and Meal Breaks) Amendment Bill would amend the 2008 Act which was too prescriptive.

90-day trial extended to Job Ops scheme

90-day trial extended to Job Ops scheme
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - The Government has extended the 90-day trial period for new employees to its Job Ops scheme and Labour says young workers could be exploited.

Nats blocked truck inquiry, MP says

Nats blocked truck inquiry, MP says
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - National MPs on Parliament's transport select committee have blocked an inquiry into the link between truck safety and low rates of pay, Labour's Darien Fenton said tonight.

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