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Personal Grievance Revamp Considered

Personal Grievance Revamp Considered
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 2 NZPA - Legislation bringing in changes to personal grievance cases could be before Parliament by the middle of the year, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson says.

TEC Says It Does Not Know Student Numbers For 2010

Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) says it does not yet know how the current academic year is looking in terms of tertiary enrolments -- or how close universities and polytechnics are to their "caps" on the numbers of students the Government will fund.

MPs Face Off Over Facebook

MPs Face Off Over Facebook
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - Labour MP Trevor Mallard and Green MP Metiria Turei are no longer Facebook friends. Mr Mallard thought the Green Party co-leader had been rude on his page so he defriended her and she blogged that she was sad about that.

Unions Blast 25c Increase, Govt Says More Would Cost Jobs

Unions Blast 25c Increase, Govt Says More Would Cost Jobs
Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - Union groups have condemned the 25 cents an hour, or $10 a week, increase to the minimum wage but the Government says any higher increase would constrain job growth.

Small Increase In Minimum Wage

(Adds quotes and reaction) by Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - The Government says its 25 cent increase to the minimum wage -- about $10 a week -- is all that can be afforded, but unions say it is miserly and the Labour Party want it set at $15.

Small Increase In Minimum Wage

Small Increase In Minimum Wage
Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - The minimum wage will go up by 25 cents an hour to $12.75, the Government announced today. Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson said the increase was in line with the Consumer Price Index.

Tolley Defends Against Claims She Can't Cope

Tolley Defends Against Claims She Can't Cope
Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - Education Minister Anne Tolley has defended herself against claims she has not been coping with the demands of her education portfolios.

Minimum Wage Decision Expected Tomorrow

Minimum Wage Decision Expected Tomorrow
Wellington, Jan 26 NZPA - A decision on the minimum wage is expected to be announced tomorrow by Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson, Prime Minister John Key said today.

PM Rules Out $15 An Hour Minimum Wage This Year

PM Rules Out $15 An Hour Minimum Wage This Year
Wellington, Jan 18 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has ruled out a minimum wage increase to $15 this year despite 61 percent of New Zealanders supporting the hike in a recent survey.

PM Rules Out $15 An Hour Minimum Wage This Year

PM Rules Out $15 An Hour Minimum Wage This Year
Wellington, Jan 18 NZPA - A survey has found 61 percent of people support raising the minimum wage to $15 but Prime Minister John Key has ruled out that kind of increase this year.

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