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Now not the time for compulsory savings, says business lobby

Now not the time for compulsory savings, says business lobby
Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) has big ideas of working towards a compulsory savings scheme where employers make the lion's share of contributions, but a business lobby says now is not the right time to increase the burden.

KiwiRail spending commitment brings mixed reaction

KiwiRail spending commitment brings mixed reaction
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - A three-year, $750 million commitment by the Government to strengthen KiwiRail is not enough in comparison to the huge amount already committed to roading, says Labour's transport spokesman Darren Hughes.

Labour, Greens and CTU says build railcars in NZ

Labour, Greens and CTU says build railcars in NZ
Wellington, May 3 NZPA - Labour and the Greens are throwing their weight behind a union campaign for KiwiRail to build Auckland's new electric locomotives and railcars.

Unions Give Cautious Backing To Productivity Commission

Unions Give Cautious Backing To Productivity Commission
Wellington March 19 NZPA - The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) has cautiously backed the proposed Productivity Commission saying if it is designed properly it could help lift wages and living standards

Govt Books Show Patchy Economy

Govt Books Show Patchy Economy
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, March 5 NZPA - The patchy state of the economy has been revealed by the latest set of government accounts.

Tough Budget Despite Improved Deficit Figures - English

Tough Budget Despite Improved Deficit Figures - English
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English is still warning of belt tightening in the upcoming budget, despite the Government's books turning up better than expected results for the first seven months of the financial year.

Existing Places On Job Ops Scheme Already Available

Existing Places On Job Ops Scheme Already Available
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 24 NZPA - The Government says it increased places on its Job Ops scheme, even though existing spaces have not yet been filled, because it is expecting high demand over the summer.

No Unilateraly Reduction In Tariffs Until At Least 2015

No Unilateraly Reduction In Tariffs Until At Least 2015
Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - New Zealand will not consider the unilateral reduction of any tariffs until 2015 at the earliest, Trade Minister Tim Groser and Commerce Minister Simon Power said today.

Public-Private Fund To Invest Up To $500m In Infrastructure

Wellington, July 23 NZPA - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is to put up to $100 million into a public-private partnership fund investing in infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and housing.

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.

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