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Angry ACC Protesters Return

Angry ACC Protesters Return
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff used an ACC protest today to warn Australian-owned insurance companies against investing in the scheme here should it become opened for privatisation.

National Health Boards Welcomed, Job Losses Not

Wellington, Oct 21 NZPA - The creation of a National Health Board has been well received, despite concern about the predicted 500 job losses it will cause.

Opposition To Moves In ACC

Opposition To Moves In ACC
Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - Concern has been the main reaction to the news that ACC is hiring private firms to manage up to 1500 long-term claimants. ACC general manager Denise Cosgrove said a $2 billion savings target was set by the board.

PSA Plans Legal Challenge To New Flexibility In Biosecurity Jobs

PSA Plans Legal Challenge To New Flexibility In Biosecurity Jobs
Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - Public servants plan to mount a legal challenge to the Government's plans to change the working conditions of some Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) border biosecurity staff.

MAF Trims Redundancies At Border To 54, Retains Regional Staff

MAF Trims Redundancies At Border To 54, Retains Regional Staff
Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - Fifty-four front-line jobs will go in border biosecurity rather than 60, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry says. The revised cuts were announced today after a review of redundancies, announced by the ministry last month.

Both Sides In Ppp Debate Point To Overseas Experience

By Michael Daly of NZPA Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Supporters and opponents of a fund being set up to build public infrastructure are pointing to the performance of similar moves overseas to support their argument.

Workers Vital To Super City Success - PSA

Workers Vital To Super City Success - PSA
Wellington, July 17 NZPA - Auckland's skilled and experienced local body workforce is vital to the success of the super city, the Public Service Association (PSA) says.

Department Tried To Stop Staff Attending Rally, Labour Says

Wellington, July 1 NZPA - The Labour Party and the Public Service Association have accused the Department of Labour of trying to stop its staff attending a rally at Parliament to protest pay discrimination against women.

Review Receives Varied Reaction

Review Receives Varied Reaction
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - A revision of the Holidays Act which could see annual leave traded for cash has been met with mixed reviews. A working group has been appointed to review the Act, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson said today.

Agency Urged Not To Override Democratic Council Decisions

Agency Urged Not To Override Democratic Council Decisions
Auckland, May 22 NZPA - Local Government New Zealand says the newly-appointed Auckland transition agency must ensure it doesn't override decisions from democratically-elected councils.

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